Monine-project aims to develop and strengthen Villa Victor’s multilingual assistance in order to reach more immigrants living in the Oulu area in a better way. The goal of the project is to strengthen the electronic services and the visibility of the multilingual assistance as well as the professional skills of the advisors. Along with the project, multilingual assistance as well as the entire Villa Victor will become more present in the everyday life of the people who have moved to Oulu. The project is funded by Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Rikupekka Leinonen, Project manager
+358 (0)40 485 6963

Thi Nguyen, Project worker
+358 (0)40 182 6198

Fangying Li, Project worker
+358 (0)40 617 4470 



Language - a key to participation


Information about the current activities and courses organized by the project will be published here.


Facebook: @kielenavulla

Contact information:

Veli-Pekka Pelkonen, project manager, tel. 050 361 3842

Reetta Määttä, project coordinator, tel. 0243 48 3466

Sisko Brunni, specialist, tel. 0294 48 3472




The "Language skills facilitate integration" project ended in August 2018.
You can print out the final report in Finnish from this link. >>>

The Good Beginning in Northern Ostrobothnia project ended in December 2018.  You can find multilingual materials produced during the project here.

A new project, Language - a key to participation, started in Septemper 2018 in Villa Victor. It is an ESF project run by the University of Oulu in co-operation with the city of Oulu. More information you can find on the website.


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