Clarion Hotel Oslo
Dronning Eufemias gate 15
The Nordic welfare states are faced with an ageing population and rely on both men and women’s participation in the labour market. Diverse migrant backgrounds, education and competencies require varied as well as targeted strategies to ensure women’s full participation.
Refugee and immigrant women face a double disadvantage when settling in a new country in that they are both foreign-born and female. Women are also more vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation, negative social control, and gender-based violence, which constitute a challenge for their participation in society. During the conference we will be presenting successful Nordic approaches to labour market integration, language training, and outreach to immigrant populations during the pandemic. We will also address how past experience and new strategies can benefit the integration of newly arrived refugees from Ukraine.
We warmly invite officials from national governments and regional and local authorities, NGOs and experts on integration, to join us at the conference. Together we will learn new knowledge, share experiences, and explore different policy measures.