This website brings together information of the Arctic Centre development projects that support integration of immigrants.
Business Ladies project strengthens the business expertise of migrant women entrepreneurs in Finnish Lapland region. The project empowers and aid immigrant women who interest in starting a potential business.
The project activities will strengthen the business skills of immigrant women, in particular through networking and with peer support. The objectives are also to provide migrant entrepreneurs with the skills to utilize existing and promote cooperation and networking between migrant entrepreneurs with Finnish native female entrepreneurs
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Lappi aims to provide means and procedures for permanent employment
opportunities to immigrants coming to Lapland for temporary work
purposes. Immigrants are approached while they are still in
fixed-term employment with Lappish companies. Their competencies are to
be mapped in a comprehensive way to match their profiles based on the
demand of private sectors to utilize resources and expertise in right
The project will provide companies and employers new ways of sharing own value chains.
01.04.2020 → 31.03.2023
The overall goal of the project is for third-country nationals, such as refugees, to have optimal opportunities in European higher education. It is part of the Bologna Declaration and Lisbon Recognition Convention, which aims to valorise their qualifications (degrees) and competences acquired elsewhere according to their own standards, in higher education.
There are two target groups:
31.12.2019 → 30.08.2022
Sirius – Policy Network on Migrant Education is a project co-funded by
the EU, which brings together key stakeholders in migration and
education from around Europe, including policy makers, researchers,
practitioners and representatives of migrant communities. Sirius transfers knowledge and influences policy developments in order to help
pupils from a migrant background achieve the same educational standards
as their native peers.
The Arctic Centre is a partner to the Sirius network.
21.09.2017 → 31.12.2021