The Multicultural Council observes matters from an immigrant’s point of view, makes statements about matters related to immigrants and introduces initiatives in close co-operation with other influence groups in Turku.
The other influence groups in Turku are the Children’s Parliament, the Youth Council, the Disability Council, and the Council of Senior Citizens.
The Multicultural Council also promotes co-operation and dialogue between immigrant associations, and encourages immigrants to participate and influence the social decision-making.
The Multicultural Council consists of six representatives from foreign language speaking associations, six elected officials from the city’s committees, one member of the City Council, and one specialist member of the city.
The members of the Multicultural Council are selected for a two-year term at a time. The language used in the meetings is Finnish.
Members during the term 2017-2019
|Representatives of committees and boards:|
|Muhis Azizi, Chairperson|
|Berhan Ahmadi, Vice Chairperson|
City Board's Concern Section
|Jutta Wirén |
Urban Environment Committee
|Muhiadin Hersi |
Social and Healthcare Committee
|Representatives of foreign language speaking associations:|
Varsinais-Suomen Venäläisten Järjestöjen Assosiaatio ry
Länsi-Suomen Somaliseura ry
Idän kristityt ry