The Nordic Council of Ministers has set up a clearing centre which will serve as an idea bank and support the coordination of government authorities, municipalities, voluntary organisations, and the ministries. Two of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ institutions are responsible for setting up this clearing centre. The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues has overall responsibility and is working closely with Nordregio on the project.
Expanding the knowledge base
The first phase of the programme will involve mapping out in detail existing knowledge and research on integration. In the longer term, a wide-ranging programme of Nordic research on the subject will be initiated. NordForsk has already started work on the mapping exercise.
The multi-sectoral programme will involve all of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ sectors in a range of initiatives and activities,
as well as several Nordic institutions such as the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Nordregio, NordForsk and Nordic Culture Point.
The programme is based in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Department of Knowledge and Welfare.