ETU – edustajat turvapaikanhakijalapsille ry Edustajien informaatiosivusto

In English



ETU ry. is a registered, national association serving guardians for unaccompanied minors around Finland. It follows and developes policies releted to guardians` activities and duties. Additionally,  the association organize the organisation of guardians as well as improves context where guardians operate. The purpose is to enhance the best interests of unacompanied minors in various ways.

Associations` main tasks include

  • follow up current development, legislation and instructions
  • statements, iniatives, networking
  • sharing of knowledge releted to the field
  • contibution to the education of people working within the field
  • advice of guardianship for members of the association
  • co-operation with governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as other parties

Co-operation and networking

ETU ry. cooperates with governmental and non-governmental organisations within the field:

  • The Federation of Special Welfare organisations
  • Central Union for Child Welfare
  • Finnish Immigration Service
  • Refugee Advice Center
  • Ministery of the Interior
  • Ministery of Economic Affairs and Employment and its` Center of Expertise in Immigrant Integration as KOTO osaamiskeskus
  • Center for Economic Development, Transport and  the Environment as we call alueelliset ELY-keskukset
  • The Finnish Red Cross
  • Police
  • Reception Centers,  group homes and family group homes
  • The Family Federation
  • All Our Children
  • Finnish Folk High School Association


ETU ry`s executive committee and members consists of guardians from different areas of Finland. To be able to stabilize ETU ry., unite guardians as well  as standardize polices nationally, it`s very important to have as many members as possible. 

Membership reguirements

  • acception of purpose and rules of the association
  • previous of current work as a guardian under the integration law (Act on the Integration of  Immigrants and reception of Asylum Seekers)
  • commitment to the guardian training
  • as a support member can be accepted a person a society that supports the purpose and activities of the association

Membership fees

  • members 20 euros / year
  • support members 100 euros / year (one time  payment)

If you want to be a member, please visit in the web page jäseneksi liittyminen and fill in the form there.