User board Finland

National policy makers

  • Anne Alitolppa-Niitamo, Special Adviser, Ministry of Employment and the Economy/the Advise Centre for Integration

Local policy makers

  • Kalle Myllymäki, the Head of Immigration, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment/Southwest Finland
  • Sari Kanervo, Coordinator for Immigration, City Development Group, City of Turku
  • Antti Vasanen, Senior Planner, Regional Council of Southwest Finland


  • Abdullahi Sultan, the Head of Kanava nuoret ry. (youth association)
  • Hülya Kytö, Executive manager, Daisy Ladies ry. (association for immigrant women)


  • Valentina Oroza, physician, Office for Immigrant Services
  • Afrouz Zibaei, nurse, City of Turku
  • Marjo Länsipii, Integration Services, TE-services (public employment and business services)
  • Outi Arvola, Lecturer, Project manager (education for children and youth), Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Annika Rae, Planner for multicultural education, Basic education, City of Turku
  • Päivi Lehtinen, the Head of adult education services, Adult education, City of Turku
  • Tatu Iisakkila, Counsellor, Turun ensi- ja turvakoti ry. (family group home for unaccompanied refugee minors)

Youth representatives

  • Ali Alas, Turku City Council, Councillor 
  • Mona Abdullahi, MSc student from the University of Turku