Welcome to Pyhäjoki! Project
Welcome to Pyhäjoki!
This project aiming to enhance employability, competencies and social inclusion has ended. It received 80% funding 1.4.2019 - 30.3.2022 from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the state (324 110€). The funding authority was the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of North Ostrobothnia.
Pyhäjoki was getting more diverse quickly thanks to a mayor project. Workers came also from abroad and from several different countries. Some of the workers moved to the municipality with their families. The unemployment of the spouses and the integration of the families as part of the local community were seen as possible challenges.
The activities of the project promoted inclusion and interaction between those moving to the municipality and to the country, the third sector and the local people. The project cooperated widely with the communities, associations and businesses acting in the municipality and a new kind of partnership network was being created with them to support good integration. Additionally, possibilities for tandem language learning, local guide and buddy activities were created and initiated.
In practice the project organized events, training and field trips, provided personal and group counselling and develops shared practices to facilitate two-way integration and good relations between population groups. The project had two workers.