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Online survey opened on nature based integration

News 2016-09-05 at 10:55
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Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is collecting experiences and good practices in nature based integration in Nordic countries. Nature based integration is understood broadly as the use of outdoor recreation, nature interpretation and other nature-based methods to assist immigrant integration processes as well as the immigrant populations’ possibilities to use and enjoy nature.

Successful integration into Nordic societies calls for shared effort. One of the key characteristics across all Nordic societies is a lifestyle which highly values active outdoor recreation and living close to nature. However, we still have very limited knowledge on the immigrants' experiences of Nordic nature and landscapes and even less knowledge of how to use these to support the practical integration process.

The survey conducted in Finnish, Swedish and English is part of project ORIGIN, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project will build a Nordic network for sharing knowledge and experiences, and launch cooperation in developing innovative methods and tools. The survey is directed to all public and private organizations and NGOs working with integration.

Link to survey


Senior researcher Kati Pitkänen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
+358 295 251 101, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Trainee Joose Oratuomi, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,
+358 295 251 807, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Project: Outdoor recreation, nature interpretation and integration in Nordic countries (ORIGIN)

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