Many local authorities, county councils and regions seek advice on methods and forms of collaboration to improve their work with asylum seekers and new comers.
For this document we have gathered practical examples of receiving asylum seekers and refugees, establishment and integration, which are implemented for both short and long term. The purpose of the examples is to facilitate development and exchange of experiences. We also want to raise awareness of the many successful activities that Swedish municipalities, county councils and regions are pursuing.
Initiatives aimed to increase employment, promote language learning and take account of knowledge and competences are of great importance for the individual asylum seeker or new comer. It also promotes the local business sector, labour market and integration. It is simply a societal investment for the future.
This section offers examples which focus on new coming children and youths who have arrived in Sweden alone or together with one or more family members. It is of great importance to give new coming children and youths a good start in the Swedish society, so they get the proper conditions and same opportunities to create their future as anyone else.
The Swedish municipalities are committed to ensure provision of safe and suitable housing to new comers. They also help the Swedish Migration Agency to provide temporary accommodations for asylum seekers in urgent situations.
Good health is an important condition for successful establishment and integration. Refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection and their close relatives shall have access to health care on the same principals as every other citizen.
Five hundred thousand people will be needed to staff the labour demand in the welfare sector within the next 10 years. The examples below highlight activities and projects by municipalities, regions and county councils, which facilitate the new comers’ introduction to the labour market.
Associations, networks, study groups, organisations, religious communities and individuals are engaged in non-profit projects. Here are some examples of activities conducted by the civil society.
Here are some practical examples from municipalities and other actors of promoting local integration efforts through management, steering and strategical work.
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