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Roma, traveller and Bedouin communities

Title/name of initiative: 


Type of initiative:

website,  printed materials 




The ETNIMU project provides customer-oriented group-based activities for Russian, Estonian and Somali speakers as well as older people in the Roma population and their relatives. The project has developed a multidisciplinary support network and care chain for older people, their relatives, social and healthcare professionals and educational institutions, taking into account the special needs of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The network provides information about promoting brain health, exercises and activities, as well as cultural sensitivity in memory work for different ethnic groups in their own mother tongue based on the experience in Finland.

Which ethnic group(s) are covered?

People from Russian, Estonian and Somali communities living in Finland and Finland’s Roma people

Which languages are covered? 

Finnish, Russian, Estonian, Somali

What is the target audience of the initiative?  

Elderly people and their relatives from the above-mentioned minority ethnic groups, health and social care professionals


2015 -  2020            

Where or from whom to obtain more information:

Siiri Jaakson, ETNIMU-project, Finland;




Last Updated: Friday 16 November 2018


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