Expert Services

Alipi provides information, guidance and consultation in matters related to immigration. The service is available to authorities, employers, as well as to different organisations and parties in the Lahti Region that need more information and consultation services about immigration-related matters. Alipi also provides consultation assistance when necessary in individual customer cases. 

Päijät-Häme Immigration Programme 

The Päijät-Häme immigration programme is the view of various actors about how immigration work supports the growth and development of the region, as well as how integration into the region can be strengthened. It is the aim of the Päijät-Häme immigration programme to increase work-based immigration and the employment and integration of immigrants in all municipalities in the region. It is also an important goal of the immigration programme to increase the inclusion and social equality of migrants. Alipi is, like other actors involved, committed to achieving these goals of the immigration programme. 
The programme for the period 2021-2025:
https://paijat-hame.fi/vetovoima/maahanmuutto-ohjelma/

Project Activity

There are various on-going projects in Päijät-Häme every year, with the aim of promoting the rapid integration and employment of immigrants in the Päijät-Häme region. The target groups of the projects are people with a refugee background and people with other immigrant backgrounds. There are projects for a wide range of target groups, ranging from the illiterate and other particularly vulnerable groups to those highly trained international professionals. Many projects also organise, for example, various leisure activities, friendship activities and assistance in studying the Finnish language and finding a job.  

The projects are implemented in the Päijät-Häme region by many different organisations, such as the City of Lahti, other municipalities in the region, the Päijät-Häme Welfare Consortium (PHHYKY), educational institutions and actors from the 3rd and 4th sectors.

Alipi also participates in project activities and actively cooperates with other actors in the region.

Examples of on-going projects:

Lahti TalentHub –International Talents to boost the Growth of Päijät Häme Region:
https://www.lahti.fi/en/lahti-talenthub/

Lahti OSKE – Networking Skills Centre for Immigrants
https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/asiointi-ja-neuvontapalvelut/maahanmuuttotyo/

Lahden OSKE LAB
https://lab.fi/fi/projekti/lahden-oske-lab
https://lab.fi/en/project/lahden-oske-lab

Access Alipi – Maahan muuttaneiden ohjaus- ja neuvontapalvelujen kehittäminen Päijät-Hämeessä https://www.lahti.fi/kaupunki-ja-paatoksenteko/palvelutori/asiointi-ja-neuvontapalvelut/maahanmuuttotyo/

MESH Employing immigrants via networks and mentoring 
https://lab.fi/fi/projekti/mesh-verkostot-ja-mentorointi-maahanmuuttajien-tyollistymisen-tukena
https://lab.fi/en/project/mesh-employing-immigrants-networks-and-mentoring

MALVA - Preparing immigrants for working life
https://lab.fi/fi/projekti/malva-maahanmuuttajat-valmentaen-tyoelamaan
https://lab.fi/en/project/malva-preparing-immigrants-working-life

Help with everyday things –Volunteers supporting integration 
https://lab.fi/fi/projekti/arjen-apu-vapaaehtoiset-kotoutumisen-tukena
https://lab.fi/en/project/arjen-apu-vapaaehtoiset-kotoutumisen-tukena


Path to work
https://www.hameensetlementti.fi/toiminta/tyopolku/

Support for doing voluntary work project
https://dila.fi/tule_vapaaehtoiseksi_tukea_vapaaehtoisuuteen/

My Finland –keys to the language and lifestyle
https://harjulan.fi/tyoikaiset/hankkeet/minun-suomeni/

An immigrant as a friend –for mothers
https://lahti.mll.fi/ystavaksi-maahanmuuttajaaidille/

Osaamisen paikka - From this website you can find information about various projects in the Päijät-Häme Region:
https://osaamisenpaikka.fi/
https://osaamisenpaikka.fi/yhteystiedot/

Employment project for entering working life 
https://www.hraks.fi/hankkeet/tyokykyinen-tyollistamishanke/

Finnish language and culture for immigrants
https://www.jyrankola.fi/hankkeet

Working skills
https://www.jyrankola.fi/hankkeet

Fast lane to the care professions
https://www.jyrankola.fi/hankkeet