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Film12 februari, 2017

From migrants to workers – local practices on integration in rural areas in the Nordic countries

In this webinar Leneisja Jungsberg and Hjördis Rut Sigurjonsdottir, researchers at Nordregio, share the results of the study “Migrants to Workers”.

How can newly arrived migrants be included in local communities? What are the different roles of the local, regional and national actors in managing labour market integration? Since 1990, the population of the Nordic countries has grown by 15 percent up to 26.5 million people, mainly due to immigration from abroad. Still many Nordic municipalities struggle with declining and ageing populations, and labour shortages. In this webinar we will discuss the role of migrants in rural and remote areas and the local practices in the regions which have included immigration as part of their development strategy.

You who work professionally or voluntarily with integration in rural areas.

In the webinar you will learn
• Key lessons relating to local labour market integration
• Different approaches (or lack of) to social integration
• Characteristics of small communities managing a successful integration
• Policy implications for good integration practices

Read more about the study “From Migrant to worker” here:

The webinar is a part of the project Welcoming refugees and migrants to rural areas, which is a part of the European Rural Parliament 2017. Read more here: http://europeanruralparliament.eu/