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Current Issues

The reform of the Act on the Promotion of Integration The current Integration Act has been amended (comprehensive reform of Integration Act, KOTO24). The new Integration Act (681/2023) will enter into force on 1 January 2025 at the same time as the TE services reform.
Koto-digi-system The Koto-digi project of the KEHA Centre develops national information system services for integration, which can be introduced in municipalities from 1 January 2025.
Information on the situation of those fleeing from Ukraine Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration compiles information on the situation of those fleeing from Ukraine and produces current information (FAQ) on residence, temporary protection, work and services for people arriving in Finland from Ukraine.

News

Government proposes changes to the new Integration Act
4.4.2024 | News item
The new Integration Act will enter into force on 1 January 2025, when the main responsibility for integration will be transferred to municipalities. On 4 April 2024, the Government submitted to Parliament a proposal based on the Government Programme for amendments to the new Integration Act and related acts (reform of the Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration, KOTO24). According to the proposed amendment, the imputed reimbursement period for municipalities and wellbeing services counties would be shortened.
The application period for the photo exhibition of the Integration 2024 event has been opened
3.4.2024 | News item
The Integration 2024 event is searching for a photo exhibition dealing with integration or the reception of refugees or a theme closely related to these topics through an open call. The photo exhibition application is open from 3 to 21 April 2024.
Centre of Expertise publishes new material to support implementation of Integration Act overhaul (KOTO24)
29.2.2024 | News item
The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration supports the implementation of the revised Integration Act (Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration) and work to promote integration by producing materials and information on the comprehensive reform of the Act. A new home page KOTO24 has been set up on the integration.fi website. On the site, you can find news, events and materials related to the comprehensive reform of the Integration Act. During 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will provide nationwide support for those involved in integration work in preparing for the reform in cooperation with the KEHA Centre and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.

The Kotoutuminen.fi blog offers perspectives on integration

The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration publishes blog posts by various people involved in integration at kotoutuminen.fi. Because of limited resources, the blog is only published in Finnish.

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Events and training

The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration organises training, seminars, webinars and other events and participates in different kinds of training and other events. The event calendar will only be published on the Finnish-language website. English-language events are included in English in the calendar. 

Go to the event calendar