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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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22 Sep 2022

Sverige har, på bara ett par tre decennier, blivit ett multietniskt samhälle. Bland unga idag, som bygger framtidens Sverige, har mer än [...]

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Education

18 Mar 2022

Leaving Boys Behind? The Gender Gap in Education among Children and Young People from Foreign Backgrounds 2010–2020: A Nordic Review

This report discusses the observed gender gap in education, i.e. that girls are performing better in the Nordic school system than boys, wit [...]

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Work

18 Mar 2022

This report stems from the Mutual Learning Conference on ‘The integration of migrants: Spotlight on skills intelligence and learning, hous [...]

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Work

10 Nov 2021

Integration – gymnasiebetyg, vidare studier och arbetsmarknad

Syftet med denna rapport är att studera utbildningsvägar, sysselsättning och inkomst efter avslutade gymnasiestudier för unga med olika [...]

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Unaccompanied young

16 Sep 2021

Ensamkommande barn och unga som försvinner – Samverkansplan och rutiner för Stockholms län

Många ensamkommande ungdomar försvinner ur våra mottagningssystem och andelen har inte minskat trots färre antal ensamkommande ungdomar [...]

Denmark

Social work

1 Jul 2021

Baba – fordi far er vigtig En evaluering af udbredelse og forankring

Fædre med indvandrerbaggrund kan have vanskeligt ved at finde ud af, hvilke forventninger det danske samfund har til dem. Derfor blev indsa [...]

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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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Unaccompanied young

1 Mar 2021

Slutrapport från Kunskapscentrum för ensamkommande barn

I mars 2017 fick Socialstyrelsen i uppdrag att inrätta ett kunskapscentrum för frågor som rör ensamkommande barn och unga (S2017/01863/F [...]

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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. [...]

Maps and statistics

Unaccompanied young

15 Mar 2018

Unaccompanied minors per 1000 children 2015

In 2015 more than 45000 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Nordic countries. The map shows the reception of unaccompanied minors per [...]

Unaccompanied young

15 Mar 2018

Unaccompanied minors in 2015

In 2015 more than 45000 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Nordic countries. This map shows the number of the unaccompanied minors on [...]

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 [...]

Unaccompanied young

15 Mar 2018

Unaccompanied minors per 1000 inhabitants 2015

In 2015 more than 45000 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Nordic countries. This map shows their distribution across the Nordic muni [...]

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

Denmark

Integration of newly arrived children and families

Baba – fordi far er vigtig!

Fonden for Socialt Ansvar fik i 2014 midler fra Udlændinge-, Integrations- og Boligministeriet i Danmark til at udvikle et koncept, som sk [...]

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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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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Honour Based Violence

Rätt att veta – UMO

En utbildning om att samtala med unga nyanlända om frågor som rör hälsa, sexualitet och jämställdhet. [...]

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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 [...]

Denmark

Integration of newly arrived children and families

MindSpring – a group programme for refugees about life in exile

The programme gives group members new knowledge, raises awareness and gives them new skills, which can help them manage exile issues. [...]

Seminars on the theme

Calendar

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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, [...]

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2022

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Leaving boys behind? The education gap between boys and girls with a foreign background in the Nordic countries

Den 17 mars lanserar vi en nordisk rapport om skillnaderna mellan flickors och pojkars skolresultat i de fem nordiska länderna. I rapporten [...]

News on the theme

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 [...]

Social work

14 Sep 2022

Watch our webbinar on September 27

Equal opportunities for children of foreign origin with developmental disorders. [...]

Barn och unga

22 Aug 2022

Tidiga insatser viktigt för elever med svenska som andraspråk

Tidiga insatser viktigt för elever med svenska som andraspråk [...]

Barn och unga

16 Jun 2022

Spreading the Nordic agenda on involving children and youth

Around 150 people, public authorities, professionals, and care providers from all over Europe signed up for our event in Hamburg last week t [...]

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