Integration of Asylum Seekers and Relocated Refugees

A roundtable on the integration of accepted asylum seekers, relocated and resettled refugees in the Baltic Sea Region was organised, thus raising the professional capacity of Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian practitioners who work in public administration, municipalities and NGOs with asylum seekers and refugee issues.

Fifty local professionals and experts from UNHCR (Sweden), Denmark, Sweden and Iceland exchanged experiences on how resettlement and integration programs for refugees and asylum seekers can be managed and what they should encompass. Practitioner Bitten Holmer Flansmose from Denmark shared her experience with cross-cultural communication, civic guidance, municipal integration planning and provision of services to refugees.

Organisers and supporters: Society Integration Foundation of Latvia, UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe, Latvian Ministry of Interior, Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung Country Office in Latvia