The process of integration for an immigrant is individual as the initial situation, skills, knowledge and goals of every integrating immigrant are different. Integration is also a process that takes place in interaction with many actors, but the primary responsibility rests with the integrating immigrant him or herself. For these reasons, it is important to plan a path for the integrating immigrant.
An initial assessment is required as a basis for the plan. The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) will launch the initial assessment for an immigrant who has registered as an unemployed jobseeker. Municipalities will organise this assessment for those immigrants who receive social assistance on a non-temporary basis. The TE office or a municipality may also initiate the initial assessment of other immigrants who request it, if they are deemed to need one.
The TE Office or the municipality may ask the wellbeing services county to participate in the preparation of the initial assessment if the promotion of immigrant integration requires such coordinated services.
After the initial interview, the municipality and/or the TE Office will draw up an individual integration plan or an integration plan for a family together with the immigrant, if necessary. The wellbeing services county can participate in formulating an integration plan if necessary.
An integration plan for a minor is always prepared for an unaccompanied minor.
On these pages you will find various form templates that you can use and adapt to suit your needs. A professional worker nevertheless knows how to be flexible – he or she should never employ a one-size-fits-all approach with a client, but instead should be open and focused during the encounter, ask questions in order to understand and listen.
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