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Information about the project:

Collaboration project on integration. 

On 1 September 2020 the Stig in2, Astu sisään2, Come in2 – Born to be Included project started.  

Based on experiences gained during the years 2017–20 (Stig in! Astu sisään! Come in!), the project will work based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the idea that children’s rights are the obligation of adults.  

The goal is that through our activities, we will be able to contribute to creating a society in which children and young people who come to Finland are not only integrated but are also included. We want to help ensure that children and young people do not fall between the cracks, that their voices are heard and that their best interests are considered in all sectors and by all bodies. 

To achieve this goal, we will work with providing competence development, and present research and good methods to all those active in the integration process. 

We will launch three cross-sectoral development processes based in Ostrobothnia, South West Finland and Uusimaa. In the processes, we work with parent collaboration through using the peer-to-peer method, Mindspring, how to identify and support children experiencing traumatic stress in early childhood education and basic education and how to identify inherent systemic injustices in the regulations that surround us, clarify them and hopefully remedy them. 

In the coming years, we will also continue to work on our previous website. We compile a multilingual collection of articles on the integration of children and young people and publish experiences from our processes. 

Partners: 

The project includes four partners:  

  • The Center for Lifelong Learning at Åbo Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences.  
  • The Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki.  
  • Folkhälsan Education AB 
  • Föreningen  Luckan r.f.  (The Finland-Swedish Information and Cultural Centre) 

Financing:  

The project is funded with the support of AMIF – the Asylum, migration and integration fund maintained by the EU and in Finland managed by the Ministry of the Interior. The Project is also supported by the Swedish Cultural Foundation, Aktia foundation in Vaasa and the project partners.  

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