Nordic collaboration for integration of refugees and migrants
The Nordic co-operation on integration project is run by the Nordic Welfare Center and is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers theme initiative on integration of immigrants and refugees. The project has its own website.
Our goal: to facilitate Nordic cooperation on integration
The aim of the programme is to increase the efficiency of Nordic integration practices, in close collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project will function as a Clearing center, i.e. a Nordic hub for development and exchange of experience as well as serve as an idea bank and support the coordination of government authorities, municipalities, voluntary organisations, and the ministries with in the field of integration. The project will address integration linked to several different sections of society: labour market, segregation, social work and demography.
The programme, including the website: www.integrationnorden.org, is managed by the Nordic Welfare Centre. The website serves as a hub for knowledge exchange and networking between key actors working with inclusion of newcomers into the Nordic region. Here we present current data, comparative analyses and studies of integration practices, statistics and “good practice” examples from Nordic regions and municipalities. We also arrange thematic seminars and conferences in the Nordic countries.
In June 2016, the Ministers for Nordic Collaboration decided to establish a new collaboration programme for effective integration and inclusion of refugees and immigrants in the Nordic countries. The aim of the programme is to increase the efficiency of Nordic integration practices. The Nordic Welfare Centre was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to lead the project, in close cooperation with Nordregio. Focus will be on initiatives that facilitate integration, as well as how immigrants and refugees can contribute to the development of the Nordic countries.
Nordic expert groups
The Clearing centre has two expert groups with participants from each country. The participants work with integration at central or regional level. One expert group is focused on labour market integration, the other is focused on social initiatives aimed at newly arrived children and families.
Main themes are:
- The potential of immigration in shrinking communities – how to make newcomers stay?
- Faster integration into Nordic labour markets – competence building and matchmaking
- Segregated cities – housing and planning for more inclusive urban areas
- Children, young adults and newly arrived families in the integration process
11 huhti 2018
State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of inte [...]
22 huhti 2018
It takes on average five to ten years for a refugee to find work in the Nordic countries. As social inclusion is closely linked to [...]