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Nordic politicians compete on foreigners. As the need for foreign workers and foreign migration continues, Nordic Country officials want to pat themselves on the back about their foreigner successes. Politicians would like to measure integration by documenting immigrant labour force participation, language skills, community participation and gender equality. Nordic Council Welfare Committe Vice Chairman Sonja Mandt MP of Norway’s Labour Party (Ap) says despite considerable knowledge about the issues, politicians want to “systematise and make them visible in an integration barometer.”

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Nordic politicians compete on foreigners

Published on Tuesday, 1st November, 2011 at 10:17 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 1st November 2011 at 11:20.

As the need for foreign workers and foreign migration continues, Nordic Country officials want to pat themselves on the back about their foreigner successes.

Sonja Mandt MP
'We want to systematise foreigners.'Sonja Mandt MP
Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org


Politicians would like to measure integration by documenting immigrant labour force participation, language skills, community participation and gender equality.

Nordic Council Welfare Committe Vice Chairman Sonja Mandt MP of Norway’s Labour Party (Ap) says despite considerable knowledge about the issues, politicians want to “systematise and make them visible in an integration barometer.”

“For example, if we see that we have not succeeded with increasing the participation of immigrant women over time, we must do something about it and improve measures. We must set clear goals to strive towards.”

NTB reports the politician realises the barometers could become a “top of the class” move, but she states that they “will reveal what the different countries succeed and don’t succeed with. I think it will motivatethem to work with integration even more.”

The Welfare Committee is meeting in Copenhagen this week to discuss immigrant integration, as well as how to stop ghettos forming in residential areas.




Published on Tuesday, 1st November, 2011 at 10:17 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 1st November 2011 at 11:20.

This post has the following tags: nordiccouncilintegrationbarometer, foreignerintegration.





  
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