Settlement of Joensuu

Settlement of Joensuu is an association founded in 2002. The aim of our work is to strengthen people’s capabilities, sense of belonging and wellbeing. Our main focus is in child and youth work, multicultural work, work with elderly people and work with housing and communities. Settlement of Joensuu is a member of the Finnish Settlement Association and part of the international settlement movement. Settlement of Joensuu is politically and religiously unattached.


  • Confidence in the ability of people and communities to independently solve problems
  • Equality
  • Respecting people as individuals
  • Diversity


  • Social gender sensitive youth work
    • Girls’ room, Boys’ room, volunteer work, development and small groups
  • Multicultural work
    • Global Friday – Open meeting space on Fridays at Niskakatu 4 from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Community and housing work
    • Open spaces for neighbors in Rantakylä and Noljakka in Joensuu and Rantala in Lieksa
  • Senior work
    • Meeting places, small groups and volunteer work for elderly citizens in Joensuu and nearby municipalities