|Title of the project/ Program||KURVI|
|Implementing institution/organization||Finnish Refugee Council|
|Age of target group||18-25|
|Innovative elements||Influencing 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.|
|Objectives||The 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 activities||Counselling work: service counselling, individual counselling,|
|Expected results||Support migrant-based youths away from inactivity|
|For further reading or information||Harri Nieminen,|
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