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.
Throughout its history Turku has been Finland’s gateway to the world. International influences and innovations have come through us and spread to the entire country.
Now the flow of refugees that concerns the whole of Europe also reaches Turku, and cities play a key role in the social integration of immigrants.
It is most important for both Turku as well as the entire Finland that those who will stay permanently in our country can start enjoying normal life – study, work, and social participation – as soon as possible.
Multicultural early childhood education supports the growth of children with immigrant backgrounds into members of two cultures and the Finnish society. Early childhood education supports the integration process of the entire family. Multicultural and multiform early childhood education strengthens the growth of all children in the group to understand parity and respect differences, as the children have the possibility to get to know different cultures, their customs and habits under the guidance of an adult.
The Multicultural Council of Turku chose the recipients from a shortlist proposed by the residents of Turku.
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Turku Philharmonic Orchestra public final rehearsals
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Turku is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Finland.
The photographs of the one hundred residents of Turku will be spread across the city during 2017, Finland’s 100th year of independence.
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We must not refrain from asking difficult questions, but at the same time we must not give in to violence, derision and fear.