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What helps to create an inclusive civil society?
Presentation by Petr Potchinchtchikov
WHO IS MR. P.?
Petr Potchinchtchikov is an entrepreneur, freelance journalist, interpreter and
cultural producer. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.
Among other projects Petr works for Finnish national Broadcast company
YLE.
He also works as expert for Art Promotion Center Finland (member of
National Council for Interdisciplinary Art, Diversity and International Activities;
chairperson of Subcommittee for multiculturalism).
Previously Petr has worked as executive manager of FARO – Finnish
Association of Russian-speaking Organizations, and in The Culture for All
Service Finland.
..and what is he going to talk
about?
The presentation will deal with an idea of inclusive society as
a motivating factor for an integration process.
All ideas are based on experience of the presenter, mainly
living and working in Finland as a person with an immigrant
background.
The presenter is not responsible for possible consequences
such as reaction of those who might feel affected…
WHAT IS INTEGRATION AND
WHAT ISN’T?
Nobody can be integrated by someone else, the process of
integration is self-reliant and based on a free will and
motivation
Society can provide help, but can also disturb and prevent
(by giving false signals and hopes, defining identity on
behalf, combining under target groups, patronizing, hiding
behind political correctness, not being able to explane itself
etc.)
The process of integration is always mutual
THE GREAT NATIONAL
MYTHOLOGY OF INTEGRATION
The Holy Trinity of integration
ORIENTATION
MOTIVATION
INCLUSION
What do we need to create an
integration-supportive society?
Own expirience
Cultural sensitivity
Resources
Realistic sight
Ability to change and transform
Ability to tolerate different points of views
And much more...
Petr Potchinchtchikov: What helps to create an inclusive civil society?

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Petr Potchinchtchikov: What helps to create an inclusive civil society?

  • 1. What helps to create an inclusive civil society? Presentation by Petr Potchinchtchikov
  • 2. WHO IS MR. P.? Petr Potchinchtchikov is an entrepreneur, freelance journalist, interpreter and cultural producer. He lives in Helsinki, Finland. Among other projects Petr works for Finnish national Broadcast company YLE. He also works as expert for Art Promotion Center Finland (member of National Council for Interdisciplinary Art, Diversity and International Activities; chairperson of Subcommittee for multiculturalism). Previously Petr has worked as executive manager of FARO – Finnish Association of Russian-speaking Organizations, and in The Culture for All Service Finland.
  • 3. ..and what is he going to talk about? The presentation will deal with an idea of inclusive society as a motivating factor for an integration process. All ideas are based on experience of the presenter, mainly living and working in Finland as a person with an immigrant background. The presenter is not responsible for possible consequences such as reaction of those who might feel affected…
  • 4. WHAT IS INTEGRATION AND WHAT ISN’T? Nobody can be integrated by someone else, the process of integration is self-reliant and based on a free will and motivation Society can provide help, but can also disturb and prevent (by giving false signals and hopes, defining identity on behalf, combining under target groups, patronizing, hiding behind political correctness, not being able to explane itself etc.) The process of integration is always mutual
  • 6. The Holy Trinity of integration ORIENTATION MOTIVATION INCLUSION
  • 7. What do we need to create an integration-supportive society? Own expirience Cultural sensitivity Resources Realistic sight Ability to change and transform Ability to tolerate different points of views And much more...