From Immigrant to Local Resident project

The From Immigrant to Local Resident project:

 

A joint Ostrobothnian regional developmental project

From Immigrant to Local Resident is a project which promotes immigrant employment and inclusion through a regional collaboration and developmental process.

Expert support is provided by the County Administration of Skåne, Sweden, which has developed a comprehensive collaborative model promoting integration. This model is partly applied in the project From Immigrant to Local Resident.

The two year project (2012-2013) is led by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The project is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The evident economic effects of immigration

Without the input of immigrant labour, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Ostrobothnia would decrease with 1.5-1.7 percent, equal to approximately 100 million euros long term. This would decrease employment within the region by 1,400-1,600 man-years.

Source: Kaarina Reini. Maahanmuuton taloudelliset vaikutukset. Vieraskielisen työvoiman aluetaloudelliset vaikutukset Pohjanmaalle. The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Report 12/2012.