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An increasing number of Helsinki residents were born outside Finland. The second-generation immigrant population, that is, children born in Finland to immigrant parents, is also growing rapidly.

Immigration and its consequences are a crucial factor in the development of Helsinki and the entire metropolitan area. Immigration offers many opportunities but involves great challenges, for example, in the integration of immigrants, the fulfilment of equalitarian values, and the mutual relations among population groups.  

Positive outcomes can be promoted with appropriately targeted and efficient integration policies, which largely rely on dependable and sufficiently detailed information on the current situation, expected developments, and factors that either advance or work against integration. Projects related to immigration seek to fulfil the needs for data.

Immigration-related projects are implemented in three areas: integration, immigrants and the Helsinki labour market, and second-generation immigrants. 

More information on projects is available in in Finnish.

06.12.2019 14:53