Almedalen Week 2021 - Integration: equal conditions in crisis?

06.07.21 | Event
Covid-19 testcenter
How has the coronavirus affected integration in the Nordic Region? Why has the pandemic hit immigrant groups so hard? Media portrayals and political arguments often cite language comprehension and cultural differences as reasons, while research points to other more decisive factors.


02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

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A new study points to several underlying factors that together have resulted in higher levels of infection and mortality in vulnerable areas. Structural factors and inequality have played more of a role than language difficulties and cultural background. These factors make it difficult, and in some cases impossible, for residents to follow the guidelines. In this discussion, researchers will present the findings of the study and representatives from areas of the Nordic Region with dense immigrant populations will provide their views on the report and share their experiences of the pandemic. We will also hear from representatives from the Nordic public authorities that are responsible for combatting housing segregation. What lessons can we learn for future pandemics and the future in general?

List of speakers

  • Hjördis Rut Sigurjonsdottir, researcher, Nordregio

  • Degmo Daar, spokesperson for the Crisis Committee network

  • Sandra Oliveira e Costa, researcher at Nordregio

Moderator: Tara Moshizi