SONDIP – The union of multicultural associations in South-West Finland is an organization promoting Finnish multiculturalism, which currently has 24 member associations, set up in 2006. Sondip is involved in influencing decision-making by participating in public meetings and work groups at both the national and municipal level. The aim of the association is to increase the visibility of membership associations and to promote interaction and cooperation between authorities and multicultural associations.
MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATIONS 27.11. KLO 16-19
Meeting of the Associations will be held on the 27th of November from 4PM to 7PM at Vimma – art and activity centre for youths’ hall (2nd floor, Aurakatu 16, Turku).
The theme for this years meeting is We can – bringing visibility to the expertise found at associations.
There will be discussions on the differences between associations and corporations, services of associations and and the selling of said services. How can associations bring their and their members know-how to light and how can officials utilise their skills?
The event is free and open to all associations, corporations, entrepreneurs and officials.
MULTICULTURAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY 8.12. KLO 14-17
Multicultural Independence day party is held on the 8th of December from 2PM to 5PM at Sigyn-sali (Linnankatu 60, Turku).
The program includes ballet and Bollywood inspired dances, Ukrainian songs, dance performances from Senegal and plenty of other musical and dance performances from around the world. In addition you will have the opportunity to see a glimpse of Theater Mundo’s newest play.
After the program there will be refreshments (coffee and a little treat) with background music provided by talented piano player Sibil Yanev.
The party is free of charge and open for all. The program will start at 2PM, the doors will be opened 30 minutes earlier. Approx. 300 people can be seated in the hall, the seats will be filled in the order of arrival. Dress code is free.
Welcome to celebrate independent and multicultural Finland!
The event is organised in cooperation with:
Turun kaupunki, Varsinais-Suomen monikulttuuristen yhdistysten liitto Sondip ry, MLL Varsinais-Suomen piiri, SPR Varsinais-Suomen piiri, Yhdessä-Yhdistys, Bosnialaisten kulttuurikeskus Suomessa ry, Turun tyttöjen talo, Mpkk ry, Step Europe ry, Länsi-Suomen Somaliseura, United Artist ry, Monikulttuurisuusneuvosto, Länsi-Suomen ETNO, Turun suomenkielinen työväenopisto (Luuppi).
LAST TRAINING OF THE YEAR
The last training of the year Coordinating volunteers will be held on the 13th of November from 5PM to 7PM at Sondip (Hämeenkatu 15, Turku).
The training will provide answers to following questions:
What motivates people to volunteer?
How to recruit volunteers to your association?
What is the secret to well-done coordination?
The training is free and open to everyone. Please note that the training will be conducted in Finnish.