Title of the project/ ProgramKURVI
Implementing institution/organizationFinnish Refugee Council
Age of target group18-25
Innovative elementsInfluencing work: trying to highlight the situation in life of the customer group and structural obstacles which prevent the integration of immigrant youths.
Aim to develop society as more equal by increasing knowledge.

Mentoring: a youth can have an adult in working life as a mentor

Extensive use of social media (Twitter, Facebook)

Why is your project considered good practice?Structural work is important and often neglected in projects. KURVI is also now integrated to Refugee Council’s normal work.
ObjectivesThe Kurvi project was established to support young adult immigrants with recognizing and utilizing their own resources and finding a reasonable direction in their lives. In addition, the project wanted to help with encountering the Finnish bureaucracy and building the everyday life.
The aim was to create a model of operations to support 18–25-year- old immigrant youths in Helsinki out from the income support spiral. In the project, the central forms of operation are individual counselling of the youths, group and mentoring activities.
Key activitiesCounselling work: service counselling, individual counselling,
Expected resultsSupport migrant-based youths away from inactivity
For further reading or informationHarri Nieminen,
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