25 November: Young people and newly arrived migrants in rural areas

How can we support the rural areas in their work integrating newly arrived migrants and creating opportunities for young people? Nordregio hosts a seminar together with Hela Norden ska Leva.

Young people and newly arrived migrants – The future of rural areas in the Nordic Region

Location: Nordregio. Holmamiralens Väg 10, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm (Room: Hörsalen , 2nd floor)

Aim: Provide participants with inspiration, networks and knowledge to support their work with young people and newly arrived migrants in sustainable rural development.

 

Perspectives from research

Tim Heleniak (Nordregio) – From Migrants to Workers

Susanne Søholt (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research) – Immigrants and refugees in rural Norway: from problem to possibility

Anna Karlsdottìr (Nordregio) – Nordic Arctic Youth Future Perspectives

Josefin Heed (Hela Sverige ska leva) -Youth engagement in a rural context

Liisa Perjo, Anna Berlina and Linda Randall (Nordregio) – Social innovation in local development

Perspectives from practice

Asha Ismail Mohamud (Somaliska riksförbundet) and Jan Runfors (Landsbygdsnätverkets integrationsgupp) SWEDEN

David Im (Integration Coordinator, Immigration office, Tórshavn) FAROE ISLANDS

Rúnar Helgi Haraldsson (Director, Multicultural and Information Center) ICELAND

Kirsten Springer Hasvoll (Senior Project Leader, Tillflytting projektet, Nordland Fylkeskommun), 10 000 New Imigrants to Nordland, What do we do? NORWAY

Sofie Skalstad (Ung på landsbygden & Nytänk) SWEDEN

Guðrún Torfhildur Gísladóttir (Opposing Force project), Youth in Rural Iceland, ICELAND

Karolina Wessman (Melleruds Ungdomsråd, Melleruds Kommun) SWEDEN

Closing remarks: Staffan Nilsson (Hela Norden ska leva)

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