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Integration and Law

A large amount of people applied for asylum in Sweden during 2015 and the subsequent years. In many cases, this meant the beginning of a gradual integration into the Swedish society.

Integration implicate mutual expectations of inclusion into the society. Within the next few years, the amount of people with permanent or temporary residence permit, who have not obtained Swedish citizenship, are likely going to increase substantially in Sweden.

Great changes in asylum policies have been considered necessary, both in Sweden and other European countries, in order to maintain a working reception of asylum applicants. Moreover, it is not unlikely that political changes will occur to those policies and regulations which, directly or indirectly, affects the integration process. However, even if that is not the case, the amount of people affected in the integraiton process will increase.

The manner in which the government formulates the challenges to shorten the time for newly arrived migrants to find jobs and contribute to the economy, indicates an increased observence of the Swedish government regarding the requirements which migrants must live up to, rather than the expectations of integration. 

The starting point of the projekt is that the integration process could, and should, be seen as mutually beneficial, and that the legal regulations which directly or indirectly has an effect of the integration, should be permeated by this ideal.

Funded by:

Familjen Kamprads stiftelse


Martin Sunnqvist

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