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Integration of new immigrants in rural areas through adult education, Swedish for immigrants and university education through local municipal education centres

Research project Over the last decades, migration patterns have changed, which is well documented in research and media. Previously, migration was characterized by the fact that migration offered better living conditions or less unemployment (labour migration). Today, migration is to a greater extent characterized by escape from, for example, poverty, war, political instability or persecution because of religiosity or ethnicity. When migrants earlier had a more clear place in mind and sometimes even an employer

Over the last decades, migration patterns have changed, which is well documented in research and media. Previously, migration was characterized by the fact that migration offered better living conditions or less unemployment (labour migration). Today, migration is to a greater extent characterized by escape from, for example, poverty, war, political instability or persecution because of religiosity or ethnicity. When migrants earlier had a more clear place in mind and sometimes even an employer before migration, the conditions look different today. Those who migrate today rarely have as clear goal, neither in terms of where they want to establish nor in terms of career and labour market outcomes. In Europe as well as in Sweden, these migrants were initially mainly located in suburbs around major cities. Recently, this has changed and migrants are distributed in more places than before, including sparsely populated areas where the chances of permanent employment may be fewer or where it may be harder to find a job that matches the individual's educational background. The purpose of the present project is therefore that in three rural municipalities describe and analyse needs for support (i) in adult education or Swedish for immigrants to begin complementary education (focus on university studies), (ii) to conduct university studies, (iii) ) to establish networks, to establish themselves in the local labour market.

Head of project

Per-Åke Rosvall
Associate professor
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Project overview

Project period:

2018-01-01 2020-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Applied Educational Science Research

Research area

Educational sciences