Nordic cooperation on integration
The project Nordic Cooperation on Integration is managed by the Nordic Welfare Centre as part of the Nordic Council of Minister’s themed initiative on migrants and refugees. The project has its own website.
Our goal is to facilitate Nordic cooperation in the area of integration.
We want to make it easier for those who work with refugees and migrants, both in finding up-to-date knowledge and gaining inspiration for new working methods. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like tips about stakeholders or individuals working on the same issues as you in the area of integration. We will be happy to put you in touch.
Nordic seminars are arranged on an ongoing basis on various themes so that you can exchange experiences with colleagues from other Nordic countries. You can also contact us if you want to get in touch with our Nordic networks.
In autumn 2016, the Nordic Council of Ministers tasked the Nordic Welfare Centre with responsibility for the project Nordic Cooperation on Integration in close collaboration with Nordregio. The responsible Nordic ministers wish to increase the exchange of knowledge between countries. The emphasis is on initiatives to facilitate integration and on how migrants and refugees can contribute to development in the Nordic countries.
The project’s purpose
The project is intended as a clearing house, a Nordic hub for development and the exchange of experiences gained in the area of integration. On the project’s website, we present comparisons between countries, research on the effects of migration and examples of best practice. We also compile fresh statistics and publish a selection of the latest news on Nordic and international migration policy, as well as tips on relevant seminars and conferences. Examples of current thematic areas include faster establishment on the labour market, newly arrived migrant children and families, antisegregation initiatives and the role of civil society in integration.
Nordic expert groups
The project currently includes two expert groups consisting of two or three representatives from each Nordic country. Delegates work on integration issues at central and regional levels. One expert group cooperates on labour market initiatives, while the other focuses on early intervention to integrate children and families.
17 Jun 2020
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24 Apr 2020
Nordic integration and settlement policies for refugees: A comparative analysis of labour market integration outcomes
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1 Apr 2020
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4 Feb 2020
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17 Sep 2019
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29 Mar 2019
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16 Oct 2018
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28 Aug 2018
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11 Apr 2018
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22 Apr 2018
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1 Mar 2018
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20 Oct 2017
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6 Nov 2017
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10 May 2017
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18 Dec 2020
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17 Nov 2020
Overcoming barriers to social inclusion in Nordic cities through policy and planning – Executive Summary
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