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The new project enhance labour opportunities for women in the Nordic countries

30.11.2017

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland is taking part to the new two-year project (2017–2018) which object is to enhance better and suitable employment for immigrant women. The project will produce practical approaches that employers and companies can implement and identify possibilities for networking between immigrant women, local public and private actors and employers.

The aim of the project is to identify policies and practices that have been aimed for improved labour market integration for immigrant women in three small and medium-sized cities in Finland, Iceland and Sweden. Also, the researchers are identifying and analyzing success factors and challenges in those policies and practices, based on the experiences by actors in charge of the labor market program/support, as well as on experiences by women who have taken part in them.

The study is hosted by the new UArctic thematic network on migration and funded by the Nordic Gender Institute (NIKK). The project is coordinated by the University of Akureyri and it is conducted in collaboration with the Arctic Centre and Nordregio. At the Arctic Centre the study is led by the professor Timo Koivurova and executed by PhD Candidate Nafisa Yeasmin.

More information:

PhD Candidate Nafisa Yeasmin
Leader of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4256, nafisa.yeasmin(at)ulapland.fi

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