Helsinki

CROSS - minority integration in Finland and Estonia

Project CROSS focused on the integration of the Russian community in the Ida-Virumaa region in  Estonia and that of the Estonian community in the Helsinki region in Finland.
The project targeted unemployed members of these communities.

The project implemeted a mentor as well as a diversity management programme. Both programmes aimed at the integration of the target communities. Altogether the project involved 86 people including mentors and mentees.

 

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FEM - providing information to Estonian women living in Finland

Compared to local residents, foreigners encounter bigger challenges to enter the labour market. FEM project focused on offering support to Estonian women moving to Finland.

To enable smoother access into the Finnish labour market, both for the Estonian women planning to move to Finland and for those already living in the country, the project established info points ”infotuba” in Turku and Helsinki and peer support groups as well as several information events both in Finland and Estonia. The events covered issues such as:

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