Moniheli ry.

National Network

Hermannin rantatie 12B, 4h floor
00580 Helsinki

E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Others
General Information

Moniheli was founded in 2010 as a cooperation network for multicultural organisations. As of 2018, the network counts over 100 members. Moniheli's goal is to promote the development of a multicultural and diverse Finnish society as well as to support the activities of its member associations in various ways. More information from and; Katto project at and, Multicultural Independence Day at

Mission and Objectives

Moniheli is a service and interest network that facilitates collaborative leadership and activities in the Helsinki metropolitan area and nationwide. Moniheli contributes to and further develops the awareness and promotion of physical and mental well-being as well as economical and social improvement of all members in its member associations. It also promotes their full political participation in Finnish society. Moniheli’s practical methods and tools for promoting diversity and interculturality are the key to a more inclusive Finnish society, therefore it promotes and develops cooperation between multicultural associations, individuals, media, educational institutes and authorities. The purpose of the network is 1. to function as advocate of the multicultural society and its members 2. to develop the cooperation between migrant associations and associations active in multicultural work 3. to influence questions related to migration policy as a network 4. to promote active participation in influencing the society, especially with regards to matters of migration and multiculturalism 5. to advance equality and non-discrimination in the Finnish society 6. The network is a politically and religiously independent non-profit organisation. To do so, the network strives: 1. to plan and implement projects that advance the network’s purpose 2. to support the integration of migrants into the Finnish society 3. to promote the dialogue between its members and other actors in society 4. to promote the immediate cooperation among its members 5. to promote the employment and entrepreneurship of people with migration background 6. to advice, guide and support its member associations when cooperating and when implementing projects that support the network’s overarching objectives 7. to organise events, seminars and trainings 8. to participate actively in public discussions 9. to take care of diverse information spreading and giving out publications 10. to collaborate with actors supporting its objectives nationwide

Main Projects / Activities

Member services (guidance and advice regarding project planning, funding applications and NGO-related issues, trainings, Member Association Grant), advocacy and cooperation across sectors in favour of multiculturalism and integration; Katto project (prevention of immigrants' homelessness in Finland and information regarding housing matters); Multicultural Independence Day celebration (December), Moninainen Suomi at the World Village Festival (May).  

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Bringing out views directly from grass root level by having quite large representativeness, by working actively on common interests

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are seeking for collaboration on common interests and issues, in forms of trainings, seminars and projetcs.

Contact (1) Full Name
Julie Breton
Job Title
Association Coordinator
Head of the organisation
Abdirahim Hussein, Executive Director
Contact (2) Full Name
Abdirahim Hussein
Job Title (2)