In the aftermath of the vast influx of refugees in 2015, France and Sweden are now facing the important challenge of finding sustainable pathways to societal and economic integration.
In this context, the seminar aims at presenting best practices from the two countries to help policy makers and civil society develop innovative and efficient measures. Key actors from both countries will offer their analyses and reflect on how we can best facilitate the integration process. This breakfast seminar will focus on two major themes: labor market integration and challenges in the housing sector.
Two round tables will include Charlotte Schneider, Project Manager for Refugees and Migrants, City of Paris, Patrik Derk, Head of Rinkeby-Kista District Administration and former CEO at Telge Hovsjö, Maureen Hoppers, Communications Director for Axfoundation's initative Öppna Dörren, Fredrik Jurdell, Deputy CEO at the City of Stockholm, Vincent Berne, Director of the CALM network at the French NGO Singa, and Mo Sarraf, Urban Planner at WSP and Researcher at Uppsala University.
The State Secretary to the Minister for Employment and Integration, Anders Kessling, will open the seminar together with the Ambassador of France to Sweden, Jacques Lapouge. The conversation will be moderated by Alexander Crawford, Process manager at Swedish independent think tank Global Utmaning.