The main goal of the project is to help multinational migrants from Russia to better navigate the cultural challenges associated with the preservation of their identity in Nordic and Baltic countries. The project gathers information and raises public awareness of a multicultural society and strengthens the civil societies of host countries. It encourages open dialogue and gives room to different voices of different national communities of migrants from Russia. The project partners are civil organisations from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, and independent partners in relation to Russia.
The project is based on the examination and exchange of knowledge and experiences in preserving identity, in terms of both the positive adaptation to the Nordic and Baltic states, and highlighting the related problems. Through a series of events, the project aims to bring its results to several communities, to host societies, multicultural communities of migrants from Russia, as well as other multicultural migrant communities in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project suggests that international bodies, non-government organisations, state officials and scholars must engage more honestly with the problems of migrants from Russia, especially those related to the current international situation. Practical solutions begin with firstly, acknowledging the problem; and secondly, involving the people most affected in putting it right, learning from, rather than dismissing, their experiences.
Multinational migrants: Ways of adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers' application programme Prosperous Future 2022 for the period of 1 June 2023 - 31 October 2024. The project is led by Dr. Larisa Kangaspuro.