The co-operation programme is designed to support the Nordic countries’ integration efforts by bolstering Nordic co-operation on the integration of refugees and immigrants through the sharing experiences and development of new knowledge.
The Nordic Centre for Welfare has an overall responsibility for the Clearing centre and is working closely with Nordregio on the project.
The Clearing centre will serve as an idea bank and support the coordination of government authorities, municipalities, voluntary organisations, and the ministries.
Expanding the knowledge base
The programme will map out in detail existing knowledge and research on integration. In the longer term, a wide-ranging programme of Nordic research on the subject will be initiated.
The multisectoral programme will involve all of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ sectors in a range of initiatives and activities, as well as several Nordic institutions.
The programme is based in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Department of Knowledge and Welfare.