Finlands Akademi
Namn Kuusisto, Anna-Kaisa
Organisation TAY
Projektets titel Transcultural roadmap for supporting belonging among unaccompanied children and young people (TRUST)
Beslutnr 304146
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
Finansiering 299 987
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
TRUST project focuses on the questions of belonging of unaccompanied refugee minors and aims to develop social support. Project has conducted field work in Finland, Germany, Sweden and Australia. The focus is in the experiences of young people and in the ways in which they want to express themselves. Results have been published for example in YLE areena. In addition the project has conducted interviews and participatory observations. These results have been published in several blogs and other writings. TRUST has published a policy brief on the housing of unaccompanied minors. Through this we have argued that need based thinking is required for organising the social support. The main conclusion of the project is that the contemporary integration measures are not effective. Negative asylum decisions and constant uncertainty leads to hopelessness. TRUST argues that Finland needs child-friendly integration policy, which creates hope and supports the agency of these young people.