Engage Yourself – an event under Helsinki Region Welcome Weeks took part on Tuesday the 12th September in Sello library in Espoo. The aim of the event was to present various organizations from all over the Helsinki region to internationals and all the others that are interested to take part in activities outside the work and studies. The event covered the range of activities from sports, hobby activities, to political work and volunteering.
People could see also the presentation of three organizations: Jolly Dragon, Colorful Espoo and International Art Centre Kassandra.
The panel discussion taht took part later in the afternoon was organized by Etno, Moniheli and Luckan integration. Seven parties were present: Social Democratic Party, The Swedish People’s Party, The Greens, For the Poor, The Left Alliance, Christian Democrats and The Communist Party. Discussions main topics were immigrant questions in Finnish society, how to increase the number of immigrants in decision making in Espoo, how to arrange meetings between immigrants and natives. Lots of questions came from the audience such as how the candidates strive to inform and engage immigrants in the municipal elections. Not even all the questions could be answered due to the closing hours of the library.
Thank you to all the present organizations, to Sello library and to all the people that came to know more about the possibilities in Helsinki.