Living in Finland

Cities

Rahoittajat

Funders

InfoFinland is funded by Partner municipalities and the state. In 2017–2020, state funding is received from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of the Environment, Kela and the Finnish Tax Administration.

InfoFinland is developed in cooperation with its funders. People who are planning to move to Finland can easily find information – in several languages – on living, housing, working and studying in Finland through InfoFinland.

State

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for preparing issues related to integration in Finland. The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration supports work promoting the integration of immigrants locally, regionally and nationally.

linkkiMinistry of Economic Affaris and Employment:
Integration of immigrantsFinnish | Swedish | English

Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development and international cooperation related to education, research, culture, sports, and child and youth policy.

linkkiMinistry of Education and Culture:
WebsiteFinnish | Swedish | English

Ministry of the Environment

linkkiMinistry of the Environment:
WebsiteFinnish | Swedish | English

Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland)

Kela takes care of the basic security of people living in Finland in various life situations. Kela’s customers include all people who are covered by Finnish social security and living in Finland or abroad. Kela and the Tax Administration offer information to foreign workers at the In to Finland service point in Helsinki.

linkkiKela:
Moving to or from FinlandFinnish | Swedish | English

Finnish Tax Administration

linkkiFinnish Tax Administration:
WebsiteFinnish | Swedish | English

Municipalities

City of Helsinki

Publishes and manages InfoFinland.

Municipalities involved in the cooperation agreement

City of Espoo, City of Vantaa, City of Kauniainen

City of Turku, City of Tampere, City of Joensuu, City of Kokkola, Ylivieska region, Raahe-Kalajoki region, City of Raahe, Siikajoki, Pyhäjoki, Kalajoki and Merijärvi, City of Oulu, City of Rovaniemi.

Cooperation agreement of InfoFinland

The funders of InfoFinland have signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation and funding principles of the InfoFinland (formely Infopankki) online service for 2017–2020.

Such cooperation enables national online communications directed at immigrants and those planning to move to Finland, as well as authorities in the field of immigration, in such a way that it also supports the communication needs of municipalities. Essential information related to integration and living in Finland is easily and reliably available in a single location, www.infofinland.fi.

The agreement partners maintain and develop the service together. They also wish to strengthen the national status of InfoFinland so that new municipalities and other communities can join the service in the future. Each municipality’s share of the funding depends on its number of residents.

The implementation of the agreement is monitored by a steering group.

New operators are welcome to develop multilingual communication for immigrants and to join the InfoFinland cooperation agreement.

Further information related to joining is provided by InfoFinland’s Chief Editor Eija Kyllönen-Saarnio, eija.kyllonen-saarnio(at)hel.fi, tel. 050 363 3285.