In spring 2016, the ministers for Nordic co-operation decided to make the integration of refugees and immigrants a top priority. A co-operation programme has now been adopted and a pool of money earmarked for projects in all of the Nordic countries.
The purpose of the programme is to support national efforts by bolstering Nordic co-operation on the integration of refugees and immigrants, by encouraging the countries to share experiences and by generating new knowledge.
The new programme outlines a series of milestones on the way to achieving this overall objective:
- Spreading and sharing Nordic knowledge and experiences of integration
- Bringing together the official agencies and stakeholders in the Nordic countries who deal with integration, including ministries, boards, official agencies, local authorities, regional authorities, practitioners, experts and civil society
- Supporting ongoing integration work in the Nordic countries.
As part of the co-operation programme, the Nordic institution Nordregio will help set up a knowledge and information unit at the Nordic Welfare Centre, another Nordic institution in Stockholm. The programme also includes a major research project on integration and closer political co-operation in the Nordic Council of Ministers on integration issues.
- DKK 5,900,000 has been earmarked for 2020.
The funds for 2020 have now been awarded. The deadline for applications to the pool in 2021 is Sunday 31 January 2021.
Please submit your applications to the Project Officer, Anna-Maria Mosekilde, cc. the coordinator, Louise Svensson:
Download the application forms from the link below.