Asylum seekers have left everything but their human capital behind them. Now they languish in human containers in reception centres – and with the asylum seeking process stretching from the current six months even up to a year – people will inevitably get frustrated. At the same time, Finnish law allows asylum seekers to start working three months after applying for asylum. Herein lies a big unused capacity!
Small business owners Riku Rantala and Tunna Milonoff are now calling all entrepreneurs and professionals to join forces! Finland’s Ministry of the Interior, Slush, the Finnish Immigration Service, Me-säätiö, Supercell, Demos Helsinki, Metsälä Reception Centre, Helsinki Deaconess Institute and Gimmeyawallet Productions have already joined. Registrations for the programme started 9 September 2015 through this form!