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Information for those who work as an official in TE Office services, municipality or the health and social sector

Immigrants encounter many authorities on their integration path. Authorities can promote the smooth implementation of the integration process by cooperating across different administrative sectors and fields.

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Multisectoral cooperation Multisectoral and multidisciplinary cooperation is an essential part of integration work.
Municipal integration programmes This section contains municipal integration programmes, as well as some information on regional integration work.
Partnership programme The integration partnership programme supports the effectiveness of the work promoting integration and social inclusion by bringing together operators and increasing multi-professional and diverse cooperation.
Legislation Several acts guide integration. Remember to also acknowledge service-specific legislation.
Actors and their tasks Multi-sectoral cooperation in promoting integration makes the work more effective. There are local, regional and national operators who promote integration.
Reception of refugees Assigning municipalities of residence and planning services are key activities of municipalities when receiving refugees.

New for authorities

New comprehensive review of integration has been published
14.2.2024 | News item
The comprehensive review 2023 provides an overview of the current state of integration in Finland. The publication consists of two parts, the first of which describes changes in the state of integration compared with the situation four years ago based on indicator data. The second part consists of research articles.
Participate in the program planning of the Integration 2024 event!
17.1.2024 | News item
The Integration 2024 event will take place this year, i.e. 14–15 November 2024 in Turku. Now you have the opportunity to participate in the planning of the event with a program proposal! This year, program planning is open to everyone interested in Integration event planning. The program planning team of the event compiles the program based on the proposals received. Program proposals must be submitted no later than February 18, 2024.
Information card provides integration services data in figures 
31.10.2023 | News item
For how many immigrants an integration plan was made last year? In which languages is basic information about Finland distributed to those arriving here? What are the average costs per customer per year of integration training organised as labour market training? 
Apply to join the planning groups of the Integration 2024 event
6.10.2023 | News item
The planning of the Integration 2024 event is about to start. First, the application for the planning groups of the event will be opened. The Integration 2024 has a new programme structure and planning teams or area coordinators for special theme areas are not looked for this time, but the event has enough tasks for many people. The event will take place in Turku, Logomo on 14–15 November 2024.
Legislative changes of the comprehensive reform of the Integration Act circulated for comments
19.9.2023 | News item
The Government has proposed amendments to the Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration (Integration Act), which will enter into force on 1 January 2025. The aim is that the changes will strengthen general government finances, increase immigrants’ own responsibility for integration and improve the position immigrant mothers. Comments on the Government’s proposed amendments will be accepted until 23 October 2023.
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