Infopankki is now InfoFinland

27.11.2018 11.36
News item

The website previously known as Infopankki has been launched under its new name, InfoFinland. Now the name gives a better idea of what the service is about: providing information about Finland. InfoFinland is available in 12 languages. The number of languages is exceptionally high even globally.

Other countries, too, give information to migrants, but not in so many different languages.

“InfoFinland reaches a lot of people abroad before they come to Finland. Reliable information in your own language is essential for successful integration,” says Editor-in-Chief Eija Kyllönen-Saarnio from InfoFinland.

Make use of InfoFinland content

InfoFinland’s comprehensive content, available in 12 languages, can be utilised even in other services. One example is the new edition of the Welcome to Finland guide, which will be published in December by the Centre of Excellence in Immigrant Integration at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Welcome to Finland will be available from local register offices, the Finnish Immigration Service and Finland’s embassies abroad.

All InfoFinland’s text content is available through an open application programming interface (API). Anyone can use the API to display InfoFinland content on other websites or to build applications.

The service was published in 2003 by the City of Helsinki. It is a collaboration among different authorities and municipalities.

InfoFinland has a sister website, Finnishcourses.fi, listing Finnish language training available in the Helsinki, Tampere and Turku regions.

Further information:

Eija Kyllönen-Saarnio, Editor-in-Chief, City of Helsinki, tel. +358 50 363 3285

Jaana Rytkönen, Communications Officer, City of Helsinki, tel. +358 40 336 0793

[email protected]

InfoFinland website www.infofinland.fi

Blog: Infopankki is now InfoFinland – why the change of name? (in Finnish)

InfoFinland’s open data and API

Finnishcourses.fi website