Other actors

NGOs organise activities and provide services that promote integration, develop work with immigrants and train and employ immigrants. Religious communities may also be key actors in promoting integration. Immigrants living in Finland also have many types of organisations and associations of their own.

The regional councils participate in strategy work related to immigration affairs in their operating areas. Funding for regional development is also channelled through them.

Employers and trade unions play an important role in promoting diversity in working life and integration.

Higher education institutions and education and development organisations conduct research and organise training for both immigrants and personnel who encounter immigrants in their work.

Projects and research produce good practices and versatile information to support integration.