Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Gothenburg

Today, 34% of the population of Gothenburg, Sweden, was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. The city is growing at a fast pace: 4 400 new residents registered in 2016. Newcomers account for the bulk of demographic growth, of which 12 858 refugees settled in the city between 2010 and 2016. However, migration is not a new phenomenon in Gothenburg, with nearly 41.7% of migrant residents having arrived more than 10 years ago. The Gothenburg municipality has a significant track record in managing the impact of migration on local demand for work, housing, goods and services, cultural and linguistic diversity, and other parts of daily life. This report presents the way Gothenburg municipality and its state and non-state partners are addressing migrant integration issues and opportunities. It compiles data and qualitative evidence on how local integration efforts are designed and implemented within a multi-level governance framework.

Published on April 18, 2018

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Executive summary
Key data on migrant presence and integration in Gothenburg
Migration snapshot: National level and in the city of Gothenburg1 chapter available
Migration insights: Flows, stock and nationality
Objectives for effectively integrating migrants and refugees at the local level6 chapters available
Block 1. Multi-level governance: Institutional and financial settings
Block 2. Time and proximity keys for migrants and host community to live together (Objectives 4 & 5)
Block 3. Enabling conditions
Block 4. Sectoral Measures
List of participants in the meetings held in Gothenburg with the OECD-team 15–17 March 2017
Division of competences for integration relevant matters across levels of government
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