P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region
4.1. More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities
01.12.2017 - 30.11.2019
The ARC project aims at engaging immigrants with refugee background in meaningful activities and interaction with the local community through providing them with systematic guidance in practical activities like building and farming, opportunities to cultural interaction and practicing language skills. This helps to prevent the negative effects of polarization and marginalisation.
Immigrants living in Finland and Sweden participate in the project to share their personal challenges and success stories via regular video blog, and thus also enable the local community to better understand the immigrants and their individual journeys. Interaction between Finnish and Swedish immigrants will provide them peer support and strengthen their sense of dignity and belonging. The project organizes study visits as well as develops joint recommendations on cost efficient methods for improving job creation skills of immigrants and integrating them into the society. The recommendations will be disseminated to local public sector and NGOs working with immigrants by local workshops and a joint seminar.
Pirkanmaan Martat ry
Partner budget: 84.349 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 63.262 EUR ERDF
Pirkanmaan muotoilu- ja taideteollisuusyhdistys Modus ry
Partner budget: 102.354 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 76.765 EUR ERDF
Institute of Swedish Safety & Security
Partner budget: 84.907 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 63.680 EUR ERDF
Arbetsförmedlingen Norra Västmanland Heby
The improvements that will be gained during the project within the target group will be measured by a questionnaire and interviews with the participating immigrants. Social return on investment methods and web analytics will be utilized in the evaluation.