The overall aim of the ‘Cross-border cooperation on mentoring and peer support for immigrants’ project is to support unemployed less successfully integrated permanent residents of Estonia and people from Estonia who are living in Finland, as well as Estonian and Finnish organisations that are ready to hire people from different national backgrounds.
A survey will be conducted as part of the project which will map what people from Estonia who are living and/or working in Finland (primarily in and around Helsinki) need in order to better integrate into Finnish society. Based on the results of the survey a mentorship and a peer support group service will be offered to people from Estonia.
During the project a mentorship programme promoting the integration and employment of less successfully integrated permanent residents will be developed for Estonia on the basis of the Finnish programme FIKA.
Diversity-based activities will also be carried out for organisations in Estonia and Finland. With the help of these activities, the organisers aim to raise awareness of multicultural working environments, thereby leading to an increase in the willingness of organisations to recruit people of different nationalities.