Authors: Nino Simic, Kristin Marklund, Ann Jönsson, Helena Lagercrantz, Caroline Lagercrantz, David Erichsen, Joan Rask, Jeanette Björkqvist, Bjørn Kvaal och Annska Ólafsdóttir Year published: 2018 ISBN: 978-92-893-5794-4 Language: Svenska, norska, danska Number of pages: 72 Tryckort: Danmark
This report sets out measures for achieving faster integration of refugees and foreignborn residents in the labour market in the Nordic Region.
The examples presented in the report have been selected by our group of Nordic experts. This group consists of those working at different levels in each country and have a good insight into and knowledge of their own country’s measures in integration. Some of the Group members work in government ministries and authorities, and others at regional or municipal level.
In selecting examples, they have focused on the integration initiatives deemed to have the greatest likelihood of being implemented in their neighbouring countries. This selection is based on the knowledge gained from research and recommendations made by our Nordic co-operation partners.
State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in state funded culture in the Nordic Region.
---------------------- Author: Anna Karlsdottìr, Linus Rispling, Gustaf Norlén, Linda Randall, Nora Gassen, Heleniak Sánchez, Peurell Timothy, Erik Peurell, Nina Rehn-Mendoza, Helena Lagercrantz
Publication: Newcomers children and youths in the North
Authors: Anna Gärdegård, Jenny Tägtström, Joan Rask, Caroline Jonsson,
Ann Patmalnieks och Oddrun Midtbø
Responsible publisher: Ewa Persson Göransson
Subjects: Between 2011 and 2016, nearly 200 000 children and young people arrived in the Nordic countries as asylum seekers, either unaccompanied or with their families. The most important platform for inclusion and integration of newly arrived children and young people is school.
We know from research that completing primary education is the single most important protective factor for a number of social problems, regardless of a family’s socioeconomic background. There are many young people in the Nordic countries today who have not completed secondary education or vocational training; their employment prospects are significantly impaired, and they are at greater risk of social exclusion.
Newly arrived children and young people must have the same opportunities as their peers to become established in the employment market in the future, to earn a steady income and play an active part in society. There is every reason, therefore, to mobilise and to study what has been learned from research and practical experience to see how we can create suitable conditions for learning and inclusion in school.
In this publication we have interviewed researchers and practitioners with extensive experience and knowledge of this field. We hope that their experiences will provide inspiration and ideas to advance the important work that is being done now and in the future.
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