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Funds for migrant integration in Finland

The fund listed below are available to migrant integration initiatives in Finland. Non-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for financing through several EU funds. In addition, national and private funds are made available for service providers and other stakeholders to carry out projects aiming for a better integration of the migrant population.

The information below will be updated once the 2021-2027 national programmes under the EU funds become available. Read more about integration governance in Finland.

EU funds

Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) in Finland

  • Details: The national allocation for Finland under AMIF for the 2014-2020 period is €26 million, with 42.4% earmarked for integration. AMIF also provides for additional allocations for resettled refugees and applicants for international protection who have been transferred from other EU countries. The national integration priorities described in the Finnish AMIF programme aim to improve interactions between migrants and the host society. The measures are also aimed at improving municipal reception capacity and integration services.
  • National managing authority: The national managing authority for AMIF in Finland is the Ministry of the Interior, International Affairs Unit.

European Social Fund (ESF) in Finland

Other EU funds for integration available in Finland

ERASMUS+, the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe

National managing authority: Finnish National Agency for Education

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the EU by correcting regional imbalances

National managing authorities:

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD), offering material assistance to the most vulnerable or in need

National managing authority: Finnish Food Authority

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), supporting the development of rural economies and communities

National managing authority: Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (mainland), Åland Provincial Government Department of Trade and Industry (Åland)

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

National managing authority: Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; regional management through the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and Environment; EMFF supports coastal communities in diversifying their economies and finances projects that create jobs and improve quality of life along European coasts

Other funds

Other public funding in Finland

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