Location InfoMalmö, SwedenDescription
The Work Integration Project
The idea for this project is to make it easier for asylum seekers in Sweden to get to work. Even though the legal framework is in place to allow asylum seekers to work while waiting for a final decision, they face a lot of bureaucratic obstacles that make it almost impossible. The focus of this project will therefore be on what kind of obstacles they face when looking for a job and what will be possible solutions to make it easier.
This 7Senses project is an intensive 12-week program for students, post-graduates and professionals. In a multi-disciplinary, international team they perform Participatory Action Research in the field to boost community empowerment while at the same time work on their own personal and professional development.
|Project name||Work Integration Sweden|
|Start date||5th of March 2018|
|Status||Running, subscription closed|
|Number of team members||6|
Each PAR-design starts from a community issue, addressed by its problem owners at location. As such, we make sure our projects are based on local demand rather than donor demand. Together with these local stakeholders, we design the PAR-project in a way that fits the local context, from the problem framing up to methodology and concept definitions.
- What is the current asylum policy in Sweden and what does it say about the right to work?
- How do asylum seekers experience the process of entering the labour market?
- What obstacles do asylum seekers face when trying to get a job?
- What problems do employers face when hiring an asylum seeker?
- Semi structured interviews
- Focus group sessions
- Asylum process
- Asylum policy
- Tax registration number
Each PAR-project delivers direct outcomes for the local community on the addressed issue: we can share how many people have been reached, what their perspective is on the current and desired situation and what final Community Action Plan (CAP) they have co-created and implemented. In a later stage, local stakeholders will evaluate the impact of the CAP.
The impact of this project has not been measured yet. As soon as we have results of the impact measurement, it will be presented here.