Some claim that one of the problems that migrants and minorities face in Finland is that they are underrepresented in different associations. Last Sunday, the National Sports Forum held a meeting in Helsinki to talk about the future of sports in Finland. Gathering from the picture below, it’s clear that few migrants and minorities were invited to the event.
This is odd considering that Helsinki is an every-growing culturally and ethnically diverse city. In 2013, around 45% of all the migrants in Finland live in Helsinki (50,661), Espoo (20,612) ad Vantaa (16,024), according to the Population Register Center.
The total amount of migrants that lived in Finland last year was 195,511, or 3.6% of the population.
So what happened?
The National Sports Forum was held in Helsinki on Sunday. Visit the site here.
As everyone knows, sports plays a key role in promoting adaption and inclusion of people of all ethnicities into Finnish society.
The National Sports Forum should do a much better job next time to invite Others that are not seen in the picture above.