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The European Union Agency for Asylum has launched a survey regarding displaced people arriving from Ukraine
13.5.2022 | News item
Tell us your story questionnaire aims to provide up-to-date information for policymakers. The results are intended to help offer better targeted services to Ukrainian migrants. 
Applications now accepted for exhibition stands at Integration 2022
4.5.2022 | News item
Would you or your organisation like to share good practices in integration or refugee reception? Or would you like to tell potential partners about your work in promoting integration? Take part in the Integration 2022 event as an exhibitor. Integration 2022 will take place in Tampere on 7–8 November 2022.
New Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration would speed up integration and employment of immigrants – Consultation round begins
2.5.2022 | News item
The objective of the legislative proposal is also to promote social inclusion, health and wellbeing of immigrants, to increase equality and to strengthen good relations between population groups. According to the proposal to be sent out for comments, services promoting integration would be organised as part of the municipal integration programme and other services. 
People fleeing Ukraine may start working immediately after applying for temporary protection
13.4.2022 | News item
People who have fled from Ukraine and applied for temporary protection have the right to work in Finland as soon as they have submitted their application. In other words, they do not need to wait for a residence permit or a residence permit card to be issued to be able to work. A certificate of registration is sufficient.
Integration programmes and language training increase employment of immigrants
30.3.2022 | News item
Integration programmes and language training increase employment of immigrants, are the findings of a study by Labore, the Labour Institute for Economic Research. An active labour market policy is most effective for people who have the greatest difficulty in securing employment. Financial sanctions, on the other hand, are likely to work best for the highly educated. 
EU Member States offer Ukrainians temporary protection
4.3.2022 | News item
For the first time ever, the European Union (EU) has activated the Temporary Protection Directive to help people fleeing from Ukraine. The decision is expected to enter into force on 4 March or in the following days. The Government will soon decide the category of people to be granted protection in Finland. Practical arrangements and additional instructions are also under preparation.
Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration has compiled information on the situation in Ukraine for those involved in integration work
4.3.2022 | News item
A new page has been created at Integration.fi online service, which contains information on the situation in Ukraine. The information is intended for those involved in integration work and professionals who encounter persons affected by the attack on Ukraine. 
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment part of a cross-sectoral group to coordinate migration from Ukraine
2.3.2022 | News item
The Ministry of the Interior has appointed a cross-sectoral group to coordinate migration to Finland following Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The group includes representatives from several ministries, the Finnish Immigration Service, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the Finnish Red Cross. Any developments concerning migration are closely monitored.
Partnership platform – a workspace for integration and refugee reception experts to go online today!
2.12.2021 | News item
The Partnership platform is an interactive, digital and communal platform for operators, experts, stakeholders and networks involved in integration, immigration and reception of refugees. The platform will open as a beta version to users on Thursday 2 December 2021. Register for the platform and join the Partnership platform community!
Number of unemployed foreign jobseekers fell in October but regional differences remain great
23.11.2021 | News item
According to the November Employment Bulletin, the number of unemployed foreign jobseekers fell by 6% from October 2020. The number of unemployed jobseekers decreased significantly in South Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia, Åland, Lapland and Pirkanmaa, whereas in some regions the number of unemployed jobseekers grew.
We will introduce cookie consent on kotoutuminen.fi
11.11.2021 | News item
The Kotoutuminen.fi web service uses cookies and plug-ins that improve the user experience. Some are necessary for the functioning of the service and are automatically enabled. From the week 46 2021, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies on our web service. If the visitor has accepted the use of cookies, visitor tracking cookies will collect general statistics about the use of the service for development and quality control purposes. 
Unemployment among foreign jobseekers fell slightly faster than before in September
26.10.2021 | News item
According to the new Employment Bulletin, the number of unemployed foreign jobseekers was 7% lower in September than in August. The number of those participating in employment promotion services has increased somewhat. This means that the reduction in unemployment has not necessarily translated into an increase in employment in the same proportion.
Swedish translation of the Finnish integration glossary published 
12.10.2021 | News item
A Swedish translation of the Finnish integration glossary has been published. The glossary was originally published in Finnish together with the Swedish equivalents in June 2021. Definitions and comments of terms in Swedish have now been added to the glossary. 
Number of unemployed foreign jobseekers falls slowly but employment and participation rate remain high
21.9.2021 | News item
According to the September 2021 Employment Bulletin, the number of unemployed foreign jobseekers continues to fall much more slowly than the number of unemployed Finnish jobseekers following the pandemic. At the same time, there is regional variation in the unemployment rate. However, the employment and participation rates of those born abroad have risen.
Changes to email addresses at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment – new ‘@gov.fi’ suffix in use as of 20 September 2021
17.9.2021 | News item
All ministries will take the ‘@gov.fi’ suffix into use in the course of 2021. The email addresses of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment have changed to the format [email protected] on in September. The change also applies to the email addresses of the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration and the Integration partnership program.
A new website to serve those involved in integration
1.9.2021 | News item
The online service maintained by the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has been updated. The old kotouttaminen.fi website was disabled and the actual version of the kotoutuminen.fi website was released on Wednesday 1 September 2021. As a result, only kotoutuminen.fi website will be available to users.
Number of foreign jobseekers much higher than in 2019, but employment rate remains largely unchanged
24.8.2021 | News item
The number of unemployed foreign jobseekers is higher than it was in July 2019, and their number has fallen at a slower rate than that of Finnish jobseekers. The recovery in employment has been particularly slow in Uusimaa. Seasonal unemployment in summer has affected the figures for July.
Multilingual information on coronavirus now available
9.8.2021 | News item
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides updated information in Finnish, Swedish and English on the coronavirus and when to seek medical care. Information on actions taken in municipalities regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 is available in several languages in the municipalities’ online services. Information about the coronavirus is available in several languages in the media.
Study on municipalities’ integration programmes begins
4.8.2021 | News item
The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration has commissioned a study on municipalities’ integration programmes. The aim is to provide an overall picture of the content, drafting processes and the importance of the programmes at local and regional levels in the work promoting integration. The study will be carried out by the consulting and research company Innolink together with the Migration Institute.
Unemployment among foreign citizens falls slowly, especially in Uusimaa
2.8.2021 | News item
Unemployment among job seekers of foreign origin and foreign-language speakers has decreased across the country, but it still remains above the level recorded before the coronavirus epidemic. The decrease in the number of unemployed people has been the slowest in Uusimaa.
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