The Nordic Red Cross Integration Network. Key issues and practice recommendations. Findings Report.
26 apr 2023
The Nordic Red Cross Integration Network has spent time understanding each other’s national contexts better and sharing experiences, knowledge, and good practices, as well as developing new ideas together. The findings have been summarized into this report.
First, the report provides a brief overview of some of the national differences and similarities between the National Red Cross societies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
This is followed by the central part of the report: The presentation of key issues identified as important to address when working with the integration and social inclusion of refugees and migrants in vulnerable positions. They explain both why the issue is important, what the current situation is and what the challenges are, and finally give a set of practical recommendations for each issue.
While all National Red Cross societies address these issues to different degrees and in different ways, it is the opinion of the Project Group that more can be done.
The network hopes the report and its recommendations will inspire the national Red Cross societies and other civil society organisations in their work.
The network consisted of Anne Lejbach Jørgensen and Mads Tanning Vestergaard, Denmark, Maria Pikkarainen, Finland, Marika Sandgren, Sweden, Naghmeh Gorgin, Norway and Nína Helgadóttir, Iceland.
The report represents the view of the Project Group of the network and is not to be considered the official position of any of the five National Red Cross societies.
Read the report The Nordic Red Cross Integration Network. Key issues and practice recommendations. Findings Report.