ISSS Resilience Centre

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ARC PROJECT (Active Refugees in the Community)

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ARC is based on the essence of understanding cultural background and current/past challenges of immigrants.

The ARC project will create innovative learning platforms that engage immigrants with locals in design, building, farming, cultural and social activities, and thus enhance immersive cultural and language learning and job creation.
The partners, ISSS (Sweden), Martha (lead partner Finland and Modus (partner in Finland) will will invite a total in excess of 100 immigrants or immigrant families with refugee background to participate during the project period.

The invited Finnish immigrants will participate with locals in designing and building 8-10 small glasshouses from
recycled materials incl. lighting and watering system in an area provided by the City of Tampere. Guidance on
cultivation will be provided during the growing seasons. Involved immigrants will show and learn a wide range of skills from construction and garden planning to crop growing and seed collection in interaction with locals. During winter, immigrants will be involved in cooking courses where the cultivated vegetables are used.

ISSS are inviting quotation, and offers, for Services on the following criterea:

DATE OF NOTICE: 16th January 2018 - Open

SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Notice Reference - ARC/001/isss-2018

  • Training Arabic and African speaking migrants to speak in Swedish
  • Training Arabic and African speaking migrants to grow vegetables indoors


  • 29 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
  • Hours: as and when required (between 2 and 15 hours / week)
  • Continied Service throughout the summer (no breaks)


  • Must be able to translate Arabic, Persian and Tigryna to written and spoken  Swedish


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'Seed 2 Pot 2 People'

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'Local Community Radio Station'

Contact us for more information or submit your offer to:

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Project activities in Sweden:

18th January 2018

9.00-12.00 Steering Committee meeting

29th January 2018

First ARC Migrant Participants

19th May - 18th June 2018

ARC Project Exhibition - Östervåla library

22nd June - 1st July 2018

Fest i Heby - Dalvägen 14, Östervåla

Contact us at: for details

Read more about the project objectives & goals in our Project Presentations or Click the YouTube image to see our latest video clip.

ARC Project Sweden on YouTube

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Project Kick-Off January 2018

at ISSS, Östervåla, Sweden

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Swedish Language Training

Preparedness for the Workplace

February 2018

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Swedish Language Training - Vocabulary for restaurants & bakery. Food & cooking.

February 2018

Hur skiljer sig vårt innitativ?

Från vår erfarenhet har vi lärt oss att det finns fyra väsentliga delar i en framgångsrik integrationsprocess:

    • Respekt
    • Acceptans
    • Inkludering
    • Värdighet

Inget av ovanstående faktorer kan köpas med pengar! Integration är en resa som vi färdas sida vid sida, med tålamod och förståelse för varifrån de nyanlända har kommit och vad de upplevt

For more information contact us today!  Email:  or  Tel: +46 (0)10 888 7413