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Every year, the Finnish Immigration Service runs a number of projects funded by the European Union (EU) to develop our work. The projects are financed by the European Union Home Affairs Funds and the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

EU Home Affairs Funds 2021–2027

The European Union Home Affairs Funds for the 2021–2027 programming period are formed by three Funds:

  • Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)

  • Internal Security Fund (ISF)

  • Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI).

EU Home Affairs Funds contribute to effective immigration management and a high level of security in the EU, as well as to supporting integrated border management and a common visa policy. The total amount of funds directed by EU Home Affairs Funds to Finland for the 2021–2027 programming period is around EUR 180 million.

Current projects at the Finnish Immigration Service

EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) 2021–2024

The EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is part of the Next Generation EU programme. The programme aims to promote economic and social cohesion in the European Union and to improve the resilience of Member States in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RRF provides funding for the Finnish Immigration Service’s OLEDIGI project forthe development of a world-class digital infrastructure based on automation [ehdotus] OLEDIGI consists of a number of cross-agency development projects to support the immigration of skilled workers.

The aim of the development work is to improve the efficiency of work and study-based residence permit processing. The project aims at fast-tracked processes through new legislation, information system development, automation and new data interfaces. The estimated cost of the development for the Finnish Immigration Service over the period 2021–2024 is EUR 15.845 million.

The OLEDIGI project portfolio