• 4. Country Profile: Finland
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Background Statistics on Finland
  • 4.2.1. Recent Trends
  • 4.2.2. Expenditure
  • 4.3. Organisation of Asylum Procedure
  • 4.3.1. Overall Organisation
  • 4.3.2. Main Non-governmental Organisations Involved
  • 4.4. Legal Basis
  • 4.4.1. Main Legislation
  • 4.4.2. Recent Legislative Changes<br´> 4.4.3. Planned Changes
  • 4.4.4. Types of Statuses Granted
  • 4.5. Arrangements Immediately Upon Arrival
  • 4.5.1. Main Procedures and Arrangements
  • 4.6. Accommodation
  • 4.6.1. Reception Figures
  • 4.6.2. Names and adresses of accommodation and reception centres
  • Helsinki Reception Centre
  • 4.6.3. Special Treatment
  • 4.6.4. Standard of Accommodation
  • 4.7. Means of Subsistence
  • 4.7.1. Rules and Practices of Means of Subsistence
  • 4.7.2. Reasons / Principles Behind the System and Recent / Future Changes
  • 4.7.3. Provision of Subsistence
  • 4.8. Access to Education
  • 4.8.1. Rules and Administrative Practices Regarding Access to Education
  • 4.9. Access to the Labour Market
  • 4.9.1. Rules and Practices Regarding Access to the Labour Market
  • 4.10. Access to Health Care
  • 4.10.1.Description of the Rules and Practices Regarding Access to Health Care
  • 4.11. Rules on Detention and Other Restrictions on Free Movement
  • 4.11.1.Rules and Practices
  • 4.12. Differences in Treatment According to the Stage of the Asylum Procedure and the Type of Status Sought
  • 4.13. Political Atmosphere Surrounding Refugees and Immigrants
  • 4.13.1.Major Historical Changes in the Political Atmosphere
  • 4.13.2.Political Attention and Public Opinion Today
  • 4.13.3.Attitude Patterns and Political Groupings in the Debate
  • 4.13.4.Attitude of the Country Concerning International Co-operation on Asylum Matters
  • 4.13.5.Other Kinds of International Co-operation
  • 4.14. Other Information