Glossary of Integration, first edition

Kotoutumisen sanasto: 1. laitos, Integrationsordlista: 1 upplagan

© Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (MEAE), 2021
ISBN 978-952-327-931-5 (PDF, MEAE)
ISSN 1797-3562 (PDF, MEAE)

The glossary is available:
- in PDF format
- in TEPA term bank

Languages of the glossary:
- Terms: Finnish, Swedish
- Concept descriptions: Finnish, Swedish

The Glossary of Integration is a collaborative work between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and the Finnish Terminology Centre. The first edition of the glossary was published in October 2021 in the publication series of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriön julkaisuja 2021:54). The glossary contains 45 key concepts defined both in Finnish and Swedish. These concepts are clarified by means of definitions and accompanying notes. Recommendations are given on the usage of terms. Relations between the concepts are illustrated by means of concept diagrams in Finnish.

The primary goal for the Glossary of Integration project is to define concepts related to the Integration Act (Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration) and the key public services for immigrant integration.

The project answers the need to harmonise the usage of concepts between the Act on the Promotion of Immigrant Integration and the public services specified in the act. In addition, the resulting glossary includes concepts related to participation and equality. In connection to a future reform of the Immigration Act and the public services promoting integration, the glossary may be updated and new concepts may be added to it.

The glossary has been prepared by a working group consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of Justice (Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations ETNO), one of the regional Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres), the TE Services, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Family Federation of Finland, and the Finnish National Agency for Education. Experts from the Finnish Terminology Centre have coordinated the work of the glossary group and bear responsibility for the terminological part of the work.