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Nordic co-operation on integration and inclusion

Refugees from Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in Europe since World War II. The Nordic countries have clearly stated that they are willing to help in the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

After one month of war in Ukraine UNHCR estimate that 3.7 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine and 6.5 million are internally displaced inside the country. Most refugees have entered Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The rest of Europe is ready to help people with urgent humanitarian needs.

Historic decision
On March 4, 2022, the EU activated the Temporary Protection Directive Mass Refugee Directive for the first time ever.

The Directive means that refugees from Ukraine will be granted temporary residence permits in the EU for at least one year, with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years. Persons who have been granted a residence permit under the Directive can also later choose to apply for asylum.

The Directive gives access to employment, social welfare, medical healthcare and education for minors.

More than half of Ukraine’s children displaced after one month of war
The war has led to the displacement of 4.3 million children – more than half of the country’s estimated 7.5 million child population, according to figures from the UN’s refugee agency. This includes more than 1.8 million children who have crossed into neighbouring countries as refugees and 2.5 million who are now internally displaced inside Ukraine.

“The war has caused one of the fastest large-scale displacements of children since World War II,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. “This is a grim milestone that could have lasting consequences for generations to come. Children’s safety, well-being and access to essential services are all under threat from nonstop horrific violence.” (UNCHR)

The Nordic Governments are now taking measures aimed at supporting municipalities receiving children fleeing Ukraine. The Swedish National Agency for Education, for example, have received several assignments in the purpose of preparing preschools and schools for the reception of Ukrainian children. (Swedish Government)

Under this theme we have gathered news and statistics about the Nordic countries’ response to the migration crisis. Under “Best practice” we highlight civil society organisations that play a key role in the reception of refugees.

Research on the theme

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Ukraine

3 Nov 2022

Ukrainian refugees – experiences from the first phase in Norway

How do Ukrainian refugees experience the initial phase in Norway: registration, reception, settlement and initial integration? [...]

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Ukraine

30 Jun 2022

Massflyktsdirektivet aktiveras – Tillfälligt skydd i Sverige

Den 4 mars 2022, en vecka efter Rysslands storskaliga militära invasion av Ukraina den 24 februari, beslutade EU:s medlemsländer i rådet [...]

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Ukraine

13 May 2022

Massflyktsdirektivet: EU:s svar på skyddssökande från Ukraina

Tillfälligt skydd – ”varför”, ”vem”, ”vad”, ”var” och ”hur” [...]

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Ukraine

7 Apr 2022

Ukrainian refugees and the Nordics

On 24 February, Russia invaded its neighbour, Ukraine. This has resulted in the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two. Millio [...]

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Integration

23 Mar 2022

Hur många kommer fly från Ukraina och vilka EU-länder kommer de söka sig till?

Tre veckor efter att Ryssland invaderade Ukraina har fler än tre miljoner människor flytt från kriget. Kunskap och prognoser om migration [...]

Examples of best practice for the theme

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The role of civil society

Hej främling!

Hej främling! är en ideell förening som anordnar gratis hälsofrämjande insatser för alla med en önskan om innanförskap. Aktivitetern [...]

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Labour Market Integration of Refugees

VIDA – Välj Inkludering Delaktighet Aktivitet

Välj Inkludering Delaktighet och Aktivitet matchar nyanlända personer med olika civilsamhällesaktiviteter för att skapa fler tillfälle [...]

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COVID-19

Kompis Sverige

Kompis Sverige skapar möten mellan nya och etablerade svenskar, och ökar därmed deltagarnas kunskap om och förståelse för varandra. [...]

Denmark

COVID-19

Foreningen Nydansker

Foreningen Nydansker er etableret med det formål at gøre mangfoldighed til en ressource og gevinst i dansk erhvervsliv. [...]

Denmark

Integration of newly arrived children and families

Integrationshuset Kringlebakken

Kringlebakken har eksisteret siden 1999. Husets indsatser tager alle udgangspunkt i den tidlige og helhedsorienterede integrationsindsats. K [...]

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The role of civil society

Nätverk, Aktivitet, Delaktighet (NAD)

Genom att komma ut i föreningslivet kan nyanlända stärka sina sociala nätverk, öva svenska språket och förbättra sin hälsa. [...]

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Labour Market Integration of Refugees

Luckan Integration – brobyggare till det finlandssvenska samhället

Luckan, är ett finlandssvenskt informations-, väglednings- och kulturcenter som upprätthålls av föreningen Luckan. [...]

Seminars on the theme

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Invitation to Hybrid event: Which Nordic country is best at qualification and labour market integration for refugees?

The Nordic Council of Ministers and NIBR invites you to the launch of the research report Scandinavian integration policies for refugees: A [...]

News on the theme

Ukraine

15 Nov 2022

2,2 million DKK earmarked to finance projects in the Nordics and the Baltics to support refugees from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia

On March 4, 2022, the EU activated the Temporary Protection Directive. A new context, changes in integration acts in the Nordic and Baltic c [...]

Work

31 Oct 2022

Sentralt å dele god praksis i flyktningkrisen

– Vi står i en ekstraordinær situasjon i Europa og Norden med krigen i Ukraina. Vi i de nordiske landene mottar nå historisk mange flyk [...]

Ukraine

25 Sep 2022

Situationen för ukrainska skolbarn i Norden

Närmare hälften av de ukrainska flyktingarna som kommit till Norden är barn. Än så länge är det långt ifrån alla av dem som börjat [...]

Ukraine

22 Jun 2022

Inrikesministeriet ber personer som kommit till Finland från Ukraina att berätta om sin situation

Finska staten vill bättre kunna tillgodose hjälpbehovet hos dem som flytt från Ukraina. Inrikesministeriet och ett antal andra ministerie [...]

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