Nordic co-operation on integration and inclusion

Integration of newly arrived children and families

Around 200,000 child and adolescent new arrivals or unaccompanied refugee minors came to the Nordic region during the period 2011–2016. The vast majority came with their family or with another relative with responsibility for them.

There is a considerable need for knowledge about the reception and handling of new arrivals in the respective countries – and what we can learn from each other.

Early interventions and support to the families are important if we want newcomers to take part in the society. The Nordic countries as a region have excellent capacity for investing in early interventions for successful inclusion.

Here we highlight examples of successful methods and programmes that support newly arrived children, unaccompanied minors and families.

Research on the theme

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Education

7 Jun 2021

Ungas uppväxtvillkor och integration

Antalet svenska barn och unga som är födda i andra länder, eller som har föräldrar som är födda utanför Sverige, har ökat kraftigt [...]

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Unaccompanied young

24 May 2021

Final Report from Knowledge Centre for Unaccompanied Children

In March 2017, the National Board of Health and Welfare was tasked with establishing a knowledge centre for issues related to unaccompanied [...]

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Barn och unga

2 Dec 2020

Coming of Age in Exile Health and Socio – Economic inequalities in Young Refugees in the Nordic Welfare Societies

Integration of immigrants is of great national and international interest, but challenges continue to persist. The Nordic countries are shar [...]

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Education

10 Sep 2020

Young refugees pathways in(to) education -Teacher and student voices: challenges, opportunities and dilemmas

This report addresses the findings of the qualitative research project Educational and psychosocial transitions encountered by young refugee [...]

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Education

10 Sep 2020

Equity in education? A comparative analysis of educational outcomes among refugee children in the Nordic countries

This report assesses educational outcomes among refugee children in the Nordic region. [...]

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Unaccompanied young

23 May 2020

Ensamkommande barn och unga – Handbok för socialtjänsten

Ensamkommande barn och unga – Handbok för socialtjänsten beskriver socialtjänstens ansvar och barnets rättigheter. Den fokuserar på d [...]

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Unaccompanied young

10 May 2020

Relocating unaccompanied children: applying good practices to future schemes

FRA’s report highlights the challenges and good practices gathered in the implementation of different mandatory and voluntary relocation [...]

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Education

23 Feb 2020

Arbetet med nyanlända elever i grundskolan

En enkätundersökning om arbetet med nyanlända elever hos kommunala huvudmän för grundskolan [...]

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Work

20 Feb 2020

Two-way labour market integration? Perspectives on youth with a refugee background and employers in Finland

In this report the experiences of youth with a refugee background are explored in terms of their education and (un)employment in Finland. Th [...]

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Work

25 Sep 2019

Refugee and Immigrant Children’s Right to Education – A Comparative Analysis of Education Policies targeting Immigrant Children in the Nordic Countries

This report addresses how government legislation in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden ensure the right to primary [...]

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Immigration & development

23 Sep 2019

Etterkommere av innvandrere i Norge: Mobilitet, assimilering, diskriminering

En stadig større andel av befolkningen med innvandrerbakgrunn er barn og barnebarn av innvandrere, født og oppvokst i Norge. De langsiktig [...]

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Unaccompanied young

23 Sep 2019

Kunnskapsoppsummering om enslige mindreårige asylsøkere og flyktninger

Denne kunnskapsoppsummeringen om enslige mindreårige asylsøkere og flyktninger er utarbeidet på oppdrag fra Integrerings- og mangfoldsdi [...]

Maps for the theme

Unaccompanied young

15 Mar 2018

Unaccompanied minors according to country of origin in 2015

This map shows the countries of origin of unaccompanied minors to countries in the Nordic region in 2015. It includes the five largest in-fl [...]

Immigration & development

15 Mar 2018

Youth population 2016

Population aged 15-29 as a share of the total population in 2016. [...]

Examples of best practice for the theme

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Integration of newly arrived children and families

Föra Barnen på Tal (FBT)

Syftet med Föra barnen på tal –metoden (FBT) är att hjälpa föräldrar och andra aktörer att stödja barnets utveckling och förebygg [...]

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Integration of newly arrived children and families

Child friendly spaces (CFS)

Childfriedly spaces erbjuder barnen vardagliga rutiner som möjliggör inlärning, förstärker relationer till vuxna och bidrar till trygg [...]

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New arrivals as a resource for the rural area

Älskade barn – studiecirklar om hur det är att leva som familj i Sverige

Älskade Barn vänder sig till föräldrar i nytt land och ger dem möjlighet att träffas i studiecirklar och diskutera hur det är att lev [...]

Denmark

Labour Market Integration of Female Refugees

Bydelsmødrene

Bydelsmödrarna är i första hand kvinnor med minoritetsbakgrund som gör en frivillig insats i sitt bostadsområde. De stöttar kvinnor so [...]

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Integration of newly arrived children and families

SAMMEN (Together) – An integration project for young people

The focus for the project is to facilitate meetings between young people who have fled to Norway and Norwegian youths and let them do fun th [...]

Seminars on the theme

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Unaccompanied young

Nordic Day 2018: Early intervention contributes to successful integration

Around 200 000 child and adolescent asylum seekers came to the Nordic region between 2011 and 2016. Although most came with their families, [...]

News on the theme

Barn och unga

1 Dec 2020

Watch the conference Young refugees in Nordic countries

The conference is based on the NordForsk financed project CAGE (Coming of Age in Exile). You will learn about the newest evidence on refugee [...]

Housing

26 Oct 2020

Crowding and the daily lives of families during the covid-19-pandemic

Housing conditions matter for families with children and are an important aspect of childhood environment. Crowding may affect the possibili [...]

Work

7 Jun 2018

Online advice on how to increase the number of refugees who are employed in paid work after participation in the introduction programme

The overall objective of this Norwegian project is to identify measures that municipalities can take to increase the number of refugees wh [...]

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