The wave of refugees from Ukraine – what have we learned from the reception of refugees in 2015?

04.07.22 | Event
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered one of the fastest growing refugee crises since World War II. How should we act to receive this new wave of refugees in the best possible way? What can we learn from 2015? And what can we learn from our Nordic neighbours?

Information

Dates
04.07.2022
Time
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Location

Almedalsveckan
Sweden

Type
Debate meeting

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered one of the fastest growing refugee crises since World War II.

Individuals, civil society, and civil servants are preparing to receive refugees fleeing the war and there is a real willingness to help.

But how should we act to receive this new wave of refugees in the best possible way? What can we learn from 2015?

And what can we learn from our Nordic neighbours when it comes to housing, language learning, and the acceptance of unaccompanied children and children in general into families?

Speakers

  • Yevgeniya Averhed, Integration Co-ordinator at the County Administrative Board in Uppsala 
  • Eleonora Narvselius, ethnologist and docent in European Studies at Lund University 

Moderator: Sharon Jåma, journalist