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  • Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for July is here!

    Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for July is here!

    Luckan crew will be closed from 1.7 and back on 5.8.2024. In August, Luckan Integration will be hosting a few workshops and job search related activities. For example, applications for Peer Support Group for international Jobseekers in English and Russian groups for Autumn are open. FIKA…

  • Available Swedish Language Courses During Summer 2024

    Available Swedish Language Courses During Summer 2024

    Helsinki Summer University offers Swedish language courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels. If you are planning to learn Swedish or brush up on your skills, there is still several courses with available spots for a fee. More information and…

  • Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for June is here!

    Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for June is here!

    In June, we will be hosting a few workshops and fun activities. For example, Open Living Room goes Midsummer! You can’t miss it. You can read the latest newsletter here.  Sign up to our monthly newsletter  here to get the latest updates. Also this season, we’re celebrating…

  • Welcome to Swedish Opportunities in the Capital Region

    Welcome to Swedish Opportunities in the Capital Region

    On 15th May we hosted a Welcome event at Luckan Integration in collaboration with 17 other organisations that are working with Swedish Integration like Helsingfors Arbis that presented about SFI the Swedish integration course, Akan Borgå folkakademi on their project…

  • Integration & civil society: Luckan co-hosts Nordic conference

    Integration & civil society: Luckan co-hosts Nordic conference

    How important is civil society really for ensuring a just and effective integration? If you could not attend our conference, here is a spoiler: it’s indispensable! The Potential of Civil Society in Migrant Labour Market Integration On the 7th of…

  • CIRKELN Social Networking Mingles

    CIRKELN Social Networking Mingles

    Luckan Cirkeln has recently hosted three different Cirkeln groups for an evening of mingling and social networking. The mingles are part of Luckan Integration‘s ongoing efforts to foster community and create opportunities for newcomers and locals to connect in meaningful…

  • Open Living Room went Valborg!

    Open Living Room went Valborg!

    “Wow, those munkkis were amazing! I lost count of how many I devoured. If anyone missed out, it’s my fault!” This comment was just one of many from our recent event. We gathered to celebrate Valborg or May Day with…

  • Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for May is here!

    Luckan Integration’s Newsletter for May is here!

    This month, we will be hosting a few workshops and fun activities. For example, the info event in English about Swedish opportunities in the Capital Region. If you have integrated or considering Swedish Integration in Finland then you can’t miss this one. Read the latest newsletter here. …

  • Luckan Integration Team’s experiences about Swedish Integration in Finland on Yle.

    Luckan Integration Team’s experiences about Swedish Integration in Finland on Yle.

    Last week, part of the Luckan Integration Team that has also integrated in Swedish in Finland had the pleasure to share their thoughts and experiences on Swedish Integration on Yle News. You can read the article and watch the video…

  • FIKA mentorship program for Spring 2024 Kicked-Off!

    FIKA mentorship program for Spring 2024 Kicked-Off!

    From applications, interviews to matching suitable pairs. The FIKA mentor pairs for spring 2024 finally got to meet! The coordinators watched on with satisfaction during the kick-off event at the instant connections. Smiles exchanged, conversations flowed effortlessly, and it was…

  • Brushing Bonds:Luckan Colleagues Painting Together for Tyky Day!

    Brushing Bonds:Luckan Colleagues Painting Together for Tyky Day!

    This week, when we painted together as a team-building activity, it wasn’t just about making art. It was about building connections, starting conversations, and unlocking hidden potential. In a world where team-building activities often centre on trust falls and awkward…

  • The Kvinder i Job report is published!

    The Kvinder i Job report is published!

    The research report ’Kvinder i job: Mentoring for Migranter i de nordiske lande’ (Women at work: Mentoring for Migrants in the Nordic Countries) has now been published on KVINFO’s website! Read the full report here! (in Danish) The findings are…

  • Our Newsletter for April is here!

    Our Newsletter for April is here!

    In April, we will be hosting a few workshops focused on strengthening job searching skills and you can book a free Guidance session with our counsellors to discuss different matters concerning integration. We also have fun activities like Open Living Room goes Valborg!  You can read…

  • Our Newsletter for March is here!

    Our Newsletter for March is here!

    Spring is proof that there is beauty in new beginnings. This March, we are hosting quite a few workshops focused on strengthening job searching skills. We are also hosting events like Community Dialogue on Antiracism. You don’t want to miss this one! Additionally,…

  • Our Newsletter for February is here!

    Our Newsletter for February is here!

    This February there are quite a few workshops focusing on strengthening job searching skills, and applications for mentees for the FIKA mentorship program is now open. You can read about it and more in our latest newsletter here and you can also try our monthly newsletter by signing…

  • Our First Newsletter of the year 2024!

    Our First Newsletter of the year 2024!

    We are back! 2024 has begun so have our events for the spring term! We look forward to continuing our collaboration and bringing innovative solutions to the table. Together, we can make this year a year to remember! This month…

  • Our last Newsletter of the Year 2023!

    Our last Newsletter of the Year 2023!

    FIKA : We are looking for Mentors! FIKA is a 6-month mentorship programme that pairs newcomers with people who feel established in Finland, in order to expand social networks and provide support with integration. By joining the programme you will…

  • Open Living Room Goes Art Therapy

    Open Living Room Goes Art Therapy

    At the end of October, we hosted another Open Living Room event in Borgå. This time our guest was art therapist Merel Baeyens, who chose to pursue art therapy after graduating as a graphic designer from the university. During the…

  • Meet Our New FIKA-Coordinator!

    Meet Our New FIKA-Coordinator!

    My name is Nanny, and my journey to becoming a FIKA coordinator on this team has been quite unexpected. I’ve spent the majority of my life working in humanitarian aid and development assistance. However, a serious stroke led me to…

  • Career Bootcamp in Espoo

    Career Bootcamp in Espoo

    It was a pleasure for us to participate in Career Bootcamp in Espoo, a well-organized event by Espoo Talent Hub. We introduced our many services, that can be valuable for participants in their job search and integration in Finland. The participants showed…

  • Swedish Language Courses Starting From November Onwards

    Swedish Language Courses Starting From November Onwards

    There are a lot of Swedish language courses starting up soon, so we felt the need to list them for you. Additional Swedish courses can be found:

  • Is Finland Doing Enough to Help Endangered Species?

    Is Finland Doing Enough to Help Endangered Species?

    Ramona Larsen, Coordinator of CIRKELN, had the pleasure of being interviewed by Zena Iovino, host of the weekly news podcast “All Points North“. The episode is called “Is Finland doing enough to help endangered species?” and is well worth a…

  • October Newsletter Now Out!

    October Newsletter Now Out!

    Our newsletter for October is now out! You can read it here. If you have any updates from your organization that you would like to share, please send a short description, image, and link to [email protected]. Try it, you might…

  • Open Living Room in Borgå

    Open Living Room in Borgå

    Last Wednesday, we hosted another Open Living Room event in collaboration with KulturCafé at Kulturhuset Grand – Kulttuuritalo Grand. Our special guests were Kaisa Maria Krisangi Leka and Christoffer Leka, Graphic Designers of the Year 2022 in Finland. They are…

  • Story Sharing Café in Borgå

    Story Sharing Café in Borgå

    Thank you to everyone who joined the Story Sharing Cafe at Kulturhuset Grand – Kulttuuritalo Grand in Borgå last week. It was very interesting to both share and listen to stories from around the world. We heard tales that were…

  • Meet Ramona, our new CIRKELN coordinator

    Meet Ramona, our new CIRKELN coordinator

    We would like to introduce you to our new colleague, Ramona Larsen, who has recently joined our team as a CIRKELN coordinator. Ramona is an excellent coordinator with a warm personality and firsthand experience as a newcomer, seeking new friends…

  • Spanish Speaking Evening in Porvoo

    Spanish Speaking Evening in Porvoo

    Last week, we hosted a wonderful Spanish Speaking Evening in cooperation with Luckan Integration Porvoo, Grand, and Hemcare. The main idea was to create a network for newcomers in Porvoo who do not yet have contacts there, connecting them with…

  • Resources to Address Injustices Faced by Immigrant Youth in Finland

    Resources to Address Injustices Faced by Immigrant Youth in Finland

    Luckan Integration has closely followed the media discussions since the publication of the Programme of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s government in June. As a result, we would like to introduce and raise awareness about the materials produced by the Stig…

  • Open Living Room went Outdoor Games

    Open Living Room went Outdoor Games

    Luckan Integration Borgå’s last Open Living Room of the season went Outdoors Games on June 21st. We had 14 participants from Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Kenya, Lithuania, Ukraine, Israel, Japan, and Russia. They were divided into several teams and enjoyed playing…

  • Luckan Integration is Offering a Wage Subsidy as a Circle Coordinator

    Luckan Integration is Offering a Wage Subsidy as a Circle Coordinator

    Föreningen Luckan is hiring a coordinator a wage subsidy on (60 – 80%) from 1.8 – 31.12.2023. The work includes: Cirkeln is a social networking concept that aims at facilitating new encounters and building bridges between people. Cirkeln makes it…

  • A Letter from Luckan Integration

    A Letter from Luckan Integration

    Here are a few words from Luckan Integration with regard to the new Finnish Government and its over 200-page Government Programme published on June 16th. It is widely recognized that Finland is currently struggling with the challenge of a declining…

  • Luckan begins a Nordic research project on mentoring

    Luckan begins a Nordic research project on mentoring

    Luckan has received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers for a Nordic cooperation project named Kvinder i Job (Women at Work) 2023-24. The aim of the project is to gather knowledge about the impact of mentoring programmes on immigrant…

  • Luckan Integration at World Village Festival

    Luckan Integration at World Village Festival

    We had an amazing time at the World Village Festival/Maailma Kylässä/Världen i Byn over the weekend. The festival, which had the theme “Force For Change” this year, attracted a staggering 49,000 visitors throughout the weekend. We want to express our…

  • Open Living Room goes Open Mic in Borgå.

    Open Living Room goes Open Mic in Borgå.

    On May 24th, Luckan Integration Borgå organized an Open Living Room goes Open Mic event. This time, we were thrilled to welcome nearly 30 guests, including individuals with immigrant backgrounds and Finnish-Swedish locals. One of the most valuable aspects of…

  • Opportunities in Swedish!

    Opportunities in Swedish!

    On May 10th we held a successful event about Swedish language opportunities in the Capital Region. 40 plus interested met representatives from 11 organisations that could inform about education and work, language courses and culture. On feedback we got from…

  • Our newsletter for May is now out!

    Our newsletter for May is now out!

    You can read it here. Stay informed about our activities and those of our partners by subscribing to our newsletter!

  • Luckan’s Valborg in Borgå & Helsingfors

    Luckan’s Valborg in Borgå & Helsingfors

    Borgå  In April Open Living Room in Borgå was a special one dedicated to the holiday of Valborg/Vappu.  We had a lot of fun making traditional treats together – munkar/munkit and mjöd/sima with our special guest, an expert of cooking and bakery, Toni…

  • Welcome to Swedish Opportunities in the Capital Region!

    Welcome to Swedish Opportunities in the Capital Region!

    Luckan Integration has welcomed 2500 newcomers to the Capital Region whose mother tongue is neither Swedish, Finnish nor Sami for five consecutive years by sending them a Welcome! letter by mail. The letter includes details about bilingual Finland and an…

  • Meet our new counselor in Borgå, Katerina!

    Meet our new counselor in Borgå, Katerina!

    We would like to introduce you to our new colleague, Katerina Karlova, who has recently joined our team as an integration coordinator in Borgå/Porvoo. Katerina brings with her a wealth of experience and skills that make her an excellent fit…

  • Luckan Integration is now on LinkedIn!

    Luckan Integration is now on LinkedIn!

    Exciting news everyone! We are thrilled to announce that we have started a LinkedIn page for our professional and job related content. Come and connect with us! We at Luckan Integration are committed to providing valuable and informative content that…

  • Who is My Candidate?- a debate before the parliamentary elections

    Who is My Candidate?- a debate before the parliamentary elections

    The Finnish parliamentary election will be held on April 2 and all Finnish citizens have the right to vote in the election. We are organizing a debate on March 9 at 17-19 at Luckan Helsingfors, Georgsgatan 27, to help immigrants…

  • February Newsletter is Out!

    February Newsletter is Out!

    Peer Support Groups, Parliamentary Election Discussion, Intuitive Improvisation and more – you can read it here. If you aren’t a subscriber yet, you can give it a try!

  • They met 10 years ago through FIKA

    They met 10 years ago through FIKA

    YLE did a nice interview in Swedish with Henrika and Asmara who met through the mentoring program FIKA 10 years ago and have been friends ever since. Feel free to listen, between 6.00-23.45 minutes into the program! Have you lived…

  • First newsletter of 2023 is out!

    First newsletter of 2023 is out!

    You can read it here and get updates on our and other organisations activities. FIKA mentee application period is starting, join Motherhood Talks or a Dad group, we tell about a lot of different job search related workshops and a…

  • Ledig befattning / Open position:

    Ledig befattning / Open position:

    Integrationskoordinator med fokus på Östra Nyland och FIKA Integration coordinator with focus on Eastern Uusimaa and FIKA

  • Try our monthly newsletter!

    Try our monthly newsletter!

    Our newsletter for December is now with its subscribers. You can read it here. Our monthly newsletter contains information about events by us, our collaborators and other organisations plus information about our services. You can try it out by signing…

  • Open Living Room goes Open Mic

    Open Living Room goes Open Mic

    Open Living Room goes Open Mic on November 30th was a blast! On the stage, we had poetry in Persian, Arabic, French, and English. We listened to an amazing Iranian musical instrument, saxophone, harmonica, piano, and amazing singers.  Thanks to all of…

  • Integration 2022 in Tampere

    Integration 2022 in Tampere

    Luckan Integration has taken part in the national integration event Integration 2022 7-8 November in Tampere-talo. Integration 2022 is both the main event for integration and refugee reception and the main event of the Integration Partnership Programme. It is organised…

  • The newsletter for November is now in your inbox!

    The newsletter for November is now in your inbox!

    It tells about Career Day at Arbis, CV Workshop, Pitching with Perfection, Open Mic and much more! You can read it here.Sign up for it here so you don’t miss out in the future.

  • Mushroom Picking Tour

    Mushroom Picking Tour

    We had a successful mushroom trip to Mustavuori in eastern Helsinki! A happy group wandered around in the forrest together with expert mushroom forager Elisabeth Eriksson from Marthaförbundet finding many different mushrooms. The moist weather did not damper the mood!…

  • Come in2 Project – Closing conference

    Come in2 Project – Closing conference

    Today was Come in2 Project – Closing conference at G18 in Helsinki. It was a full day event packed with interesting lectures and insights. 45 people attend IRL and more followed the online stream. The goal of the project is…

  • October month newsletter is now out!

    October month newsletter is now out!

    You can join a discussion about human rights in childbirth, come and improve your CV or go with us on a mushroom picking trip! Read the newsletter here. To subscribe, just sign up!

  • Luckan Integration on Tour

    Luckan Integration on Tour

    This autumn have we been to different networking events around the Capital Region. We started out in August with Vantaan kotoutumisen verkostotapahtuma 2022 at Kulttuuritehdas Vernissa followed by Neuvotaan-verkosto verkostoitumistapahtuma at Helsinki City Hall. Now in September we visited Espoon…

  • September newsletter

    September newsletter

    Our newsletter for this month is now with our subscribers, with information about Swedish language cafés, job searching events and a lot of events for expecting and new parents! You can read it here. You too can subscribe by filling…

  • Football for Unity

    Football for Unity

    Luckan Integration together with SFP i Helsingfors and Svenska Bildningsförbundet and in collaboration with Suomi-Nepal-seura ry and Turku Nepal Association ry, organised a Friendly Multicultural football tournament last week 20th of August in Munkkiniemi. The tournament was held as a…

  • Welcome to the Capital Region!

    Welcome to the Capital Region!

    On August 17 we arranged an information event about Swedish integration in the Capital Region. It is a bi-yearly event that we have arranged since 2019 to raise awareness about the Swedish language in Finland and the possibilities of Swedish…

  • We are back and August newsletter is in the mail!

    We are back and August newsletter is in the mail!

    Hope the summer was good for you! We are back at the Luckan center at Georgsgatan/Yrjönkatu 27 for counselings and events, please come by!Our newsletter just landed in our subscribers inboxes, you can read it here. If you want to…

  • Finland meets Ukraine through mentoring at Luckan

    Finland meets Ukraine through mentoring at Luckan

    At Luckan, 28 new mentor pairs have in June been introduced through the mentoring programme FIKA Light: Finland meets Ukraine. FIKA Light is a shorter version of Luckans mentoring programme FIKA, which has been running for 10 years now. In the programme,…

  • The Luckan Center at Georgsgatan/Yrjönkatu 27 will close for a summer break.

    The Luckan Center at Georgsgatan/Yrjönkatu 27 will close for a summer break.

    The center will be closed from 24th of June and open its doors again on 8th of August. You can still reach us at Luckan Integration for the last week of June and the first week of August by e-mail,…

  • The June newsletter is in the mail

    The June newsletter is in the mail

    You can read it here and if you want to subscribe just leave your e-mail in the form.

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