Based on the flow of refugees in 2015, the Nordic Welfare Centre saw a need to start a project on unaccompanied refugee children in the Nordic region.
- The Nordic countries have had to face new practical issues. There is an extensive need for knowledge about what the reception and handling of these children and adolescents looks like in each country – and what we can learn from each other, says Project Manager Anna Gärdegård.
In cooperation with Nordic researchers and civil servants, Anna Gärdegård was responsible for the mapping report “Society’s reception of unaccompanied refugee minors in the Nordicregion”, which among other things describes the responsibilities of the authorities, leisure time, after-care, social services , housing and health care. The report has been processed and works as the foundation for the booklet “Greeting to the Nordic politicians and unaccompanied minors”.
Has the number of unaccompanied refugee minors decreased or increased in the Nordic region during 2016? And how is the reception of unaccompanied refugee minors arranged in the Nordic countries? These are just some examples of questions that is answered in the booklet.