Familia is the only organisation in Finland that specialises in offering counselling and peer activities for intercultural families. At the moment, there are more than 80,000 intercultural couples and families in Finland, half of which are families with children, and the number is constantly growing. Familia has an important mission to raise awareness of special characteristics of intercultural families and their needs. We are also dedicated to supporting and developing structures for a more equal, multicultural society.
WELCOME TO FAMILIA'S SPRING MEETING ON 29 APRIL AT 18.00
Familia’s spring meeting is held on Thursday 29 April at 18.00. Meeting is held online (Zoom) and at Familia’s office. We strongly recommend participating online. The meeting will deal with statutory matters and term of a board member. Register to the meeting latest Tuesday 27th April. Pre-registration is requested so that we can send the link for the meeting for the ones participating online and in order to secure safe meeting with safety distance for those coming to the office. Warmly welcome!
INTENSIVE FINNISH SUMMER COURSES
This summer Familia is organizing three Finnish language intensive courses from 7.6. until 12.8. Registration for the courses ends 16 May at 22.00. In our intensive courses, you'll learn basic structure, vocabulary and grammar, as well as to speak, read and write in Finnish. The courses will have lots of homework too and the goal is to enable you to use Finnish in everyday situations. More Information
DUO FAMILY TRAINING THIS SPRING
Duo Family Training is intended for intercultural couples expecting a baby. The training themes include different aspects of intercultural family life: relationship and parenthood as well as child development and bilingualism. The last Duo Family Training workshop of this spring is organised on Tuesday 18 May. The workshops are currently held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Register for the Duo Family Training groups online and read more from our website.
ARTS AND CULTURE ACTIVITIES DURING APRIL
Do you miss the museum? Want to meet others and discuss art and culture in a casual environment? During April you can join our new "Art Your Story" -club to share and connect with like-minded individuals over art or our "A Bite of China" -workshop to delve into Chinese culture and language. More information on our Clubs and workshops page.
DUO LIVING ROOM ONLINE - FAMILY CAFÉ FOR INTERCULTURAL FAMILIES
Duo Living Rooms are a place for parents, guardians and children of intercultural families to meet others and exchange ideas and experiences about the daily life of an intercultural family. During this spring the Duo Living Rooms will be held online in six meeting series. Each meeting will have a specific topic (like bilingualism or intercultural parenthood). Find out more and sign up for the Duo Living Room!
SUMMER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
We are looking for two summer workers as helping hands to the Familia team. The placements are part of the Kesäduuni OP:n piikkiin campaign. We offer you an insight to the work and activities with intercultural families as a part of our inspiring work team. We appreciate equality and diversity in our work community. Therefore, we encourage people with different backgrounds to apply, emphasizing the diversity of gender, language, culture, and minority statuses. More information on our Open Positions page.
WHAT IS FAMILIA?
We are the leading expert and advocate of intercultural families. Our mission is to support intercultural families' two-way integration process in Finland.
At the center of our work is to make equality and non-discrimination an integral part of Finnish society.