19/5 “The Nordic countries and the Ukrainian refugee situation”

Swedish National EMN Conference 2022

Stockholm, 19 May 2022 (09:30-15:15)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused one of the fastest developing, large-scale population displacements in recent history, with millions of Ukrainians looking for protection in other countries. The Nordic countries Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are playing their part in receiving Ukrainian refugees and offering protection alongside other EU and non-EU countries.

The Nordic countries are looking back at a long history of cooperation on a number of matters such as economic development, the mobility of citizens, the labour market, and there are a similarities between these five countries as regards the welfare state, which also includes the integration of refugees and immigrants. However, as far as migration and asylum policy is concerned, there have also been differences. For example, not all Nordic countries are Member States of the EU or are covered by the EU’s legal instruments in the migration and asylum area.

With this event, EMN Sweden aims to provide an opportunity for political decision-makers, migration experts, researchers and civil society in Sweden, the other Nordic countries and elsewhere in Europe to learn about and discuss migration and asylum policy developments in the Nordic countries with a special focus on protection for Ukrainians. The objective is to facilitate dialogue and mutual learning in a comparative and inspiring setting.

The Conference is currently planned as an in-person event in central Stockholm. You will soon receive an official invitation and the conference programme, until then please save the date!

With best wishes,

The EMN Sweden Team

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