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The Integration 2020 event will bring together those engaged in immigrant integration and refugee reception at a national virtual event on 25–26 November 2020.

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Integration 2020 draws attention to good integration practices and partnership

Different regions and organisations have done a lot of valuable work to promote integration, but it is not often that operators in the field get to meet each other. Because of this, they are not always able to share good practices for promoting integration in the most effective way possible.

Virtual event is held at 25–26 November 2020

Please register for the event by 16 November 2020

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Why Integration 2020?

The Integration 2020 event will continue the work started during the first integration event in 2018 and strengthen partnerships between public authorities, the third sector and businesses.

The themes of the event are a receptive and inclusive society, action and participation, health and wellbeing, skills and work, an effective initial stage of integration and multi-sectoral cooperation. We will examine these themes creatively, through best practices, recent studies and partnerships, without forgetting vulnerable groups, the future, political decision-making and communications.

The Integration 2020 event will give participants the chance to:

Who is the Integration 2020 event intended for?

The Integration 2020 event is intended for those working in the field of immigrant integration and refugee reception. These include third-sector operators, public authorities, municipal employees and researchers who, in the course of their work, are engaged in immigration, integration and reception and those who promote integration as decision-makers, representatives of minors, teachers, entrepreneurs, employers or friends.

The aim is to hold this event every two years and make it both the main event for integration and the main event of the Integration Partnership Programme. We hope that municipalities in particular will take part in organising future integration events.

Join us to hear about the latest research and to learn about good practices.

The Integration 2018 event gave us the chance to meet each other, promote integration and good relations between population groups, and build new partnerships.

Sonja Hämäläinen, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
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Event to be held online

In 2020, we will meet online instead of seeing each other face-to-face.

The event will be hosted on an event platform which offers participants an opportunity to listen to the main programme and sub-programmes under different themes, follow contents in Swedish or English, network with others, have one-to-one or group discussions and visit the virtual exhibition space where different operators in the field of integration showcase their work and good practices.

The atmosphere was good, filled with enthusiasm. I was really impressed, and I wasn’t the only one

Sarah Bennett, City of Espoo

Take part as an exhibitor

Would you or your organization like to share good practices in integration or refugee reception? Or would you like to tell potential partners about your work in promoting integration?

A small number of exhibitors will be selected from the applications received to showcase their work in the virtual exhibition space. They can, for example, show videos or PowerPoint presentations and direct visitors to their websites via the virtual exhibition space.

The virtual exhibition space is meant for those working in the field of integration, immigration and refugee reception, offering them an opportunity to tell about their work. The first 30 to apply will be selected as exhibitors. We recommend that small operators share an exhibition page. Apply no later than 23 October 2020.

For more information about the exhibition space, please email to [email protected].

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Event organizers

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland Logo
Ministry of the Intermin Logo
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) Logo
European Union – European Regional Development Fund
Leverage from the EU 2014-2020 Logo
Funding Centre For Social Welfair Health Organisation Logo
Monika Naiset Ry Logo
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