The Bridges for Syrians project supports the integration of immigrants in Finland
With financial backing from RAY, the purpose of the Bridges for Syrians Project is to support and enable Syrian immigrants to function effectively in their new environment. The project also works to create a sense of community and to promote networking among the Syrian immigrants, the authorities and non-governmental organizations.
The Finnish-Syrian Friendship Society has worked with Syrians residing in Finland since 2010, and has a thorough understanding of the project’s target group. The Syrian individuals who make up this group need support in their efforts to integrate into society. Counseling which specifically targets this group has not been previously available.
Starting at the beginning of 2016, the Finnish-Syrian Society has provided, among other things, Arabic-language advisory service and have organized numerous social activities and networking opportunities.