Guest/Public Lecture Integration policy in Denmark: Between the paradigm shift and the ghetto law

Careja, R. (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities


Over the last couple of years, the Danish parliament has passed a law to abolish so-called "ghettos" and a reform package which amended legislation on foreigners, integration and repatriation.

The bill, referred to by policymakers themselves as a paradigm shift, introduces among other initiatives a principle of temporary of protection for all spontaneous asylum seekers as well as resettled refugees in Denmark, and a substantial decrease in social benefits for refugees now renamed "return support".

In this guest lecture, Romana Careja will elaborate on these latest changes in Danish government’s approach to integration, highlighting the changes’ stated rationale as well as the tensions and challenges they raise.

Event attended by researchers at Oslomet, NIBR, as well as experts from the Ministry of Education, with Integration in their portfolio.
Period23. Jan 2020
Held atOslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Degree of RecognitionInternational