Nordic co-operation on integration and inclusion

Webinars & seminars

Segregation, Covid-19 and living conditions – myths meet research

Why has the pandemic hit immigrant groups the hardest? The media picture and the political argumentation in for example Denmark, claim that the spread of infection and excess mortality in vulnerable housing areas is due to a lack of language skills and cultural differences between immigrant groups and the majority population. This argumentation lacks support in recent research.

During this webinar, researchers from Nordregio present their findings. Representatives from segregated areas in the Nordic countries  comment and share their experiences of the pandemic. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with representatives from Nordic authorities responsible for counteracting housing segregation.

Kristin Marklund, Nordic Welfare Centre
Hjördís Rut Sigurjónsdóttir and Sandra Oliveira e Costa, Nordregio
Helena Hede och Fardosa Omar, Folkets Hus Rinkeby, Swedan
Mai-Britt Haugaard Jeppesen, Bydelsmødre, Denmark
Mariama Dafae, Drammen sanitetsforening, Norway
Anders Kessling, Swedish Agency against Segregation, Sweden
Jaana Nevalainen, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Thor Indseth, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Åsa Ström Hildestrand and Helena Lagercrantz, Nordregio

The webinar was held on 11 May 2021

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