On Tuesday 22th of March, 22 people arrived to the emergency social services to ask for emergency accommodation during the cold weather. The social workers refused to process the request and called the police to remove people from the premises after some four hours of waiting.
Vapaa liikkuvuus, The Freedom of Movement network gives advice to foreigners every Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm (17:00-19:00) at Kaarlenkatu 15 Helsinki. You can arrive directly to the reception. You can also contact us in advance by email (vapaaliikkuvuus(at)gmail.com).
The Finnish Immigration Service is publishing its new security assessment on Iraq on Tuesday 20th October 2015. Finland has until now granted protection for all those coming from central Iraq on grounds of insecure situation in the area. This line is about to be tightened, and new areas in Iraq deemed as ‘safe’.Continue reading →
We have a new address and weekday! We gather now once per week, on Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. The Café is arranged a new space at Kaarlenkatu 15. Join us there on Wednesdays to hang out in nice company and talk about migrants’ rights! Continue reading →
Note on 24th of March 2016: This information will not be updated. If you have some questions concerning the current situation in Finland, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13th September 2015
ASYLUM PROCESS AND CURRENT SITUATION IN FINLAND
23th September 2015 NOTE: The Finnish media and authorities are spreading misleading information to scare potential asylum seekers away from the country. They are speculating on the possibility to close the border and emphasizing increased checks. This DOES NOT mean that the border is or would be closed.Continue reading →
Signal – Writings on the Freedom of Movement is a new bilingual publication on migration issues published by the Free Movement Network. The first issue includes contributions by migrants, activists, artists and researchers on asylum politics, struggles for migrants rights and experiences related to borders and mobility in Finland and elsewhere in Europe.