Press releases


Open lecture series on return migration and mobility – Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq

During the autumn of 2019, the Migration Institute of Finland and the Finnish Immigration Service will organise a four-part Studia Generalia lecture series on return migration and mobility. The lecture series is part of the AUDA project. The first three lectures of the series will cover the challenges and possibilities of return migration to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. The fourth and final lecture will focus on mobility and the many dimensions of return migration on a more general level. Schedule for the lecture series:


Finnish Immigration Service is developing its country information reports – reports on Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan will no longer be published in every six months

This autumn, the Finnish Immigration Service is launching a project for further development of its reporting practices concerning the country of origin information required for asylum decisions. As current country of origin information is needed about an increasing number of countries, the goal of the project is to make the situation reporting even more flexible than before.