Forum for Integration Policy

Migration and integration policy are on top of the political agenda. The new SNS seminar series Forum for Integration Policy aims to increase the general understanding for conditions and challenges for successful integration.

The project focuses on exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between businesses, the public sector, academia and other relevant societal actors. Swedish and international studies and inquiries in the area will also be discussed in the seminars. The most important obstacles to successful integration will be analyzed – and possible solutions will be discussed.

Current topics for the upcoming seminars are the reception of asylum seekers, housing, labor market policies, and the education system. Among others, the following questions will be discussed:

  • What good examples of successful integration policy can be found in the municipalities?
  • How do other countries manage integration challenges?
  • How can the education system best be organized in order to accommodate the new arrivals in their late teens?
  • How can businesses contribute with new solutions?

The seminar series is planned to run for three years, between 2017-2019.

Forum for Integration Policy is funded by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.

For questions about SNS Forum for Integration Policy, please contact Mikael Witterblad, head of research program.

Effects of Immigration on Native Workers’ Wages in Denmark

January 31 2017, Mette Foged, economist at Copenhagen University, launched a new SNS report: “Effects of Immigration on Native Workers’ Wages in Denmark”. The study analyzes the mobility of native workers, wages and employment in response to the influx of refugees to Denmark 1995–2003. Lars Calmfors, Professor Emeritus in International Economics at Stockholm University, and Pieter Bevelander, Professor in International Migration and Ethnical Relations at Malmö University, commented on the report.

Learn more about the report.