Social media the most important source of information for elderly foreign-language speakers during emergency conditions
According to a report by organisations, municipalities had very few and infrequent direct contacts with customers after the emergency conditions began. Despite this, the majority of those interviewed for the report felt that they had received sufficient information and instructions regarding the coronavirus. Elderly foreign-language speakers reported that they had coped independently in their everyday activities during the emergency conditions. The exceptional situation caused concerns and fears among those interviewed regarding the wellbeing of relatives and social isolation.
Sweden has introduced three reforms to help immigrants become and remain employed faster
A recent report presents three reforms aimed at improving the educational and employment paths of immigrants. The report offers a more in-depth discussion of two reforms: the so-called “establishment programme” and the fast track. The third reform focuses on wage subsidies and is still ongoing.
Co-creation of integration report continues
During the autumn, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will provide opportunities to participate in the preparation of the report on integration. The first consultation on the role of organisations in the work to promote integration was held on Friday 11 September, and an event for researchers on Monday 14 September. Consultations are part of the inclusive preparation process for the report addressing the need for a reform in integration promotion services.
Multilingual information on coronavirus now available
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) provides updated information in Finnish, Swedish and English on the coronavirus and when to seek medical care. In addition, THL will publish information on the coronavirus in over 10 languages on week 12. Information on actions taken in municipalities regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 is available in several languages in the municipalities’ online services. Information about the coronavirus is available in several languages in the media.
Refugee reception manual
In the refugee reception manual, you will find the basic facts on such matters as the entry of quota refugees and the initial-stage arrangements in municipalities.Read more about the reception of refugees