Finlands Akademi
Namn Fingerroos, Outi
Organisation JY
Projektets titel Reuniting the family. A study of the experiences of immigrants and officials
Beslutnr 258234
Beslutsdatum 27.04.2012
Finansieringsperiod 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2017
Finansiering 407 272
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
In public discourse surrounding immigration in Finland, both immigration authorities and Somali immigrants are often faceless. My discussions with the Finnish officials working in the Embassy of Finland, the Migri office, and the Finnish NGO's have provided concrete evidence of the fact that not enough is known about the substance of the work they do. Our existing research-based knowledge is far removed from the problems associated with practical immigration work. Thus for immigration authorities and NGOs, family reunification is a complex process involving personally gained tacit knowledge, knowledge which may not be sufficient to make decisions in best interests of Somali children and families. .