Services for immigrants

Hello, Jyväskylä resident with foreign background!

Tell us your story of integration in Jyväskylä. What was it like to move here and what is it like to live here? Did you face challenges, or did something go particularly well?

We will use some of the stories as background material when updating the City of Jyväskylä integration programme and in the City of Jyväskylä communications. The materials will be destroyed once the integration programme is completed. You can tell your story anonymously, or if you prefer, you can give us your contact information. However, the materials will be used anonymously. 

Write your story in your own words in free format. You can use the questions we have provided as the basis of the story to help you. Please submit your story in a forms file http://bot.fi/3fqj or email it to  elina.hienola@jyvaskyla.fi 30.11.2020 at the latest. 

You can write the story in Finnish, in English or in your own mother tongue.

More information on integration and immigration

Integration of immigrants is taken care of by state, municipalities, educational institutions, churches and associations. According to the Finnish law municipalities coordinate migrant intregration work at the local level. An integration programme (kotouttamisohjelma) has been drawn up  in Jyväskylä.

Multicultural Center Gloria in Jyväskylä offers a space for multicultural, ethnic associations and groups for their activities. It is open for everyone, whether they are Finns or immigrants.