Our researchers Zahra Hosseini, Anne Häkkinen, and Aaro Tupasela gave three talks at the Mobile Futures conference ’Re-imagining integration in a just society’ held in Turku from 16 to 17 of May.

Zahra Hosseini, working at the University of Helsinki gave a talk entitled ’From Cultural Integration to Inclusion With the Catalytic Role of Trust and Belonging’. Anne Häkkinen and Johanna Ylipulli from Aalto University presented their work in a presentation entitled ’Exploring service providers views on building inclusive cities’. Aaro Tupasela from the University of Helsinki gave a talk entitled ’Chatbots as mediators of integration’

We are hiring! Our team is looking for an Arabic or Somali speaking research assistant for qualitative research on migrant integration. Specifically, we are hoping for experience or strong interest in qualitative methods, participatory design, or working with social issues in the Finnish context. Could that be you? Read more about the job opening here and send your application our way. Deadline for applications is the 5th of April 2024.

Migrant Rights X Finnish Immigration Policies

Come and join us to discuss the new government program that threatens to limit migrant rights in Finland. In this event, we bring together the public and experts, to help understand the implications of the programme, raise awareness of concerns, offer an opportunity for public dialogue, hear the opinions of experts and civil society, and develop a collective action plan on how to address the concerns. It will consist of informative talks and a panel discussion among experts, and an open mic and Q&A session, through which the public can ask questions and share their experiences, concerns, and ideas. Read more about it here.

A public forum to discuss the effects of the proposed immigration laws in the government programme on the rights of diverse migrant groups in Finland.

Aalto CS Communications wrote a great introduction piece to Trust M. In the article, we discussed challenges migrants face when they come to Finland and the hybrid human AI-digital services we plan on developing. You can find out more here.