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Webinars, events, collaborations

Here you find presentations and other materials from webinars and events arranged within the project and in collaboration with other actors.



The Public Sector as Employer - information session 29.11.2022

The City of Vaasa and the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia presented themselves as employers on Tuesday 29.11. The event was especially meant for international students and graduates and information was given about opportunities for trainee positions, summer jobs and other relevant issues.


Business Safari - Company Visits 1.11.2022

A first Business Safari, taking international students at the later stages of their studies or already graduated, to visit four different companies in Vaasa, was arranged on 1.11. This time around we were happy to visit to Wärtsilä, Arcteq Relays, Finvacon and VEO (in the order of the visits).

Students in the vocational institutes, the universities and the universities of applied sciences in Vaasa and also graduates, had the opportunity to register their interest for the whole day event. The companies informed about their operations, work opportunities, language requirements for different positions and other relevant issues.


Vaasa Spouse Programme

Our project is supporting the piloting phase of the Vaasa Spouse Programme, during the autumn 2022. The programme is coordinated by the University of Vaasa in collaboration with the City of Vaasa, Talent Coastline ecosystem, the TE services and Eures. The kick-off seminar took place on 3.10 at the University of Vaasa.

During October the programme already attracted some 40 participants. The aim of the programme is, through different events and meetings, make the settling down for persons who arrive as spouses as smooth and enjoyable as possible. This is supported by networking and through an adequate information flow about different aspects of life. Please inform your friends and colleagues you know could benefit from such a programme! Vaasa Spouse Programme Facebook group. 

Dual Career Couples - webinar 3.5.2022

How can we support the employment and settling down of spouses to international experts?

The competion for international experts is harsh. Most of the international personnel move to their new home country together with their spouse and family and thus a crucial part of the attraction and retention factor is to be able to offer employment to both spouses. How can we be successful in this target? Very informative introductions to the theme were made by Jochen Faugel, Spouse Program Helsinki, and Raisa Suominen, Hidden Gems Tampere, by opening up how they have build up and developed their concepts.

Spouse Program Helsinki, Jochen Faugel

Hidden Gems and HEI LIFE, Raisa Suominen 

TE office services for internationals, Anna Korsbäck

Spouse programs and dual career networks internationally 

The webinar was arranged in cooperation with the Talent Coastline ecosystem and the EURES service.

Match & Catch - networking event 29.9.2021

The virtual networking event Talent Coastline Match & Catch on 29.9.2021 connected employers and international talents in the Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia regions.

The event gave both the participating companies and the international talents  visibility and the chance to promote their company and their skills. Hereby companies could attract new employees and the talents got to know the business environment in our region. The day begun with a panel discussion and during the afternoon you could listen to info slots for companies and job seekers and book one-to-one meetings.

The event was arranged on the Tavata platform and had altogehter 212 participants, more than 100 meetings took place and around 30 speakers were involved.

The event was organized by the Talent Coastline network at Ostrobothnia ELY Center and TE services together with the TCE project, who produced these videos:

City of Vaasa, Hagar Elbarbary & Tareque Mahmud

Hidden Jobs

Labour Shortage and Language Perception

Five Tips for Employers

Language Centre Linginno, University of Vaasa

Is it a question of language? Challenge your attitude, test your knowledge

YA – Vocational College of Ostrobothnia; the video is spoken in Swedish with Finnish subtitles

Introduction to the educational package “An international working community”


Based on the feedback from participating companies, there’s a clear need for information concerning international reqruitments. According to the international talents the presentations of the business environment of our regions and the panel discussion were the most informative parts.

Internationl recruitment - webinar 29.4.2021

Where will we find future employees? Which are the next steps when it comes to international recruitment?

Adam Smale, dean and professor of the School of Management at the University of Vaasa, talked about “The World of Global Recruitment – Cities and Regions as Hubs for Global Talent”.

Based on a resent servey Emine Ehrström, head of integration and youth work at the Ostrobothnia ELY Center, presented future demands on skilled work force in the region. You may read the full report in Finnish here.

Heidi Popova, project coordinator of the Course towards Finland project for enhancing the recruitment of international talents to Finland, informed about a newly published guide in this matter. You can find an electronic version of  the booklet here.

Lawrence and Chelsea at Raisoft told about their experiences as international employees in Finland.

Anna Korsbäck and Marko Laukas from the TE Services gave a brief introduction to the EURES network and to their services available for employers who are thinking about recruiting from abroad.

Thank you all who answered our feedback questionnaire. Here a few comments:

“International reqruitment concerns us all. The attractivness of a region consists of many things – not only on the possibility to work here. And it’s not enough to get a job at “a big, Finnish company”, but it also needs to provide the opportunity to advance in your carrier.” 

“The guide to international reqruitment was good. Clearly structured and with concrete issues!” 

“A well planned package. Congratulations to the Talent Coastline Employment project for a great webinar. Keep up the good work.”