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Agreement on receiving refugees

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The agreement on receiving refugees is an agreement between a municipality and ELY Centre, based on which the municipality receives imputed reimbursement from the State for the costs incurred for receiving refugees.

A municipality concludes an agreement with the ELY Centre for the reception of refugees. Based on this agreement, the municipality will receive imputed reimbursement for the costs incurred for receiving refugees.

Do the following

The municipality shall contact the ELY Centre by telephone or letter, or the ELY Centre can contact the municipality to begin the agreement negotiations.

As a precondition for signing the contract and receiving reimbursement, the municipality must have a plan for promoting integration (integration plan).

If necessary, the ELY Centre will assist the municipality in the drafting of an integration plan.

To whom and on what terms

As a precondition for signing the contract and receiving the reimbursements, the municipality must have a plan for promoting integration (integration program).

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byDevelopment and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for Satakunta, Development and Administration centre for ELY Centres and TE Offices
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 19/1/2021