Migration and integration are currently highly contentious topics in political, public and scientific arenas, and will remain so in the near future.
How should the Nordic regions act to enable the integration of refugees and immigrants? To answer the question one needs to have an accurate picture of the situation in the countries. Here you'll find facts, research and statistics.
Immigrant: A person who moves to another country with the intention of staying for some minimum period of time and who receives legal permission to reside in the country of destination.
Foreign born: A person residing in a country, but born in another country.
Refugee: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Refugees are defined and protected in international law.
Asylum seeker: A person who has fled from his or her own country due to fear of persecution and has applied for protection in another country but has not yet had their claim for protection assessed. Once these persons receive refugee status, they receive residence permits entitling them to stay in the country.