Project result in category -
Improved community

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:

• economic coping
• children and education
• language, language barriers, and culture
• local people's attitudes, stereotypes
• labour market  

 Altogether 165 people visited or contacted the info points and 260 people participated in information activities.