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Information and advisory centres for third country nationals launch operations
27.02.2014

PRESS RELEASE

February has seen the opening of information and advisory centres for third country nationals in the National Library in Tallinn and the Information Services offices of Narva City Government.

Managed by OÜ BDA Consulting, the centres were established as a pilot project and will remain open until 30 August 2014.
“The advisory centres provide a wide range of information – pretty much everything newcomers to the country need to know,” explained Ruslan Prohhorenko, the coordinator of the Civic Education and Migration Unit of the ‘Our People’ Integration and Migration Foundation.

“They can find out about jobs and educations, social services and legal assistance, social welfare and health care, state support and allowances, language studies and adaptation courses, applying for citizenship and more.”
The centres – which have primarily been set up to serve third country nationals from within Europe and those with undetermined citizenship – are designed to contribute to a more effective integration process in Estonian society.

Help is also available to those requiring it on the website www.integratsiooniinfo.ee, which provides information and advice online. The site has useful information on matters related to integration and Estonian society in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Information is also available by calling the free hotline 800 9999.

The ‘Piloting information and advisory centres’ project is being financed from the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals via the ‘Our People’ Integration and Migration Foundation and from the state budget as part of the Estonian Integration Programme 2008-2013 via the Ministry of Culture.


For further information please contact:

Ruslan Prohhorenko

Integration and Migration Foundation ‘Our People’
Coordinator
Civic Education and Migration Unit

Telephone: +372 659 9035

E-mail: ruslan.prohhorenko@meis.ee