How a nature integration approach involving refugees, migrants and indigenous people in Sweden contributes employment skills but also to physical activity and broader wellbeing
ISPAH ePoster Library. Maria Pálsdttir A. 10/15/18; 225046; 20
Anna Maria Pálsdttir
Anna Maria Pálsdttir
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Abstract The integration of migrants into different societies has become an important topic in recent years, particularly due to the influx of refugees and asylum seekers into Europe from Syria and Africa. A partnership between the Swedish Public Employment and Swedish Forestry Agency is using a nature integration approach to bring together refuges and migrants as well as long term Swedish unemployed to participate in a year-long vocational trainee programme. The programme provides training in and nature conservation skills for all the participants and lessons in the Swedish language for the migrants. An evaluation of the programme is exploring whether it has brought about changes in general health, physical activity, self-efficacy and nature connectedness through a survey based approach at baseline and two follow up points in the programme. In-depth case study interviews are exploring the impacts of the programme on wellbeing, changes in behaviour, participant’s attachment to place, and to what extent there has been integration between the Swedes and migrants via their nature conservation activities. Final results from the evaluation will be presented, preliminary results suggest that the Swedes are gaining an understanding of other cultures and the migrants are learning the Swedish language as they work alongside the Swedish unemployed. External funding details The study funded by Swedish Public Employment Service and Swedish Forestry Agency.
Abstract The integration of migrants into different societies has become an important topic in recent years, particularly due to the influx of refugees and asylum seekers into Europe from Syria and Africa. A partnership between the Swedish Public Employment and Swedish Forestry Agency is using a nature integration approach to bring together refuges and migrants as well as long term Swedish unemployed to participate in a year-long vocational trainee programme. The programme provides training in and nature conservation skills for all the participants and lessons in the Swedish language for the migrants. An evaluation of the programme is exploring whether it has brought about changes in general health, physical activity, self-efficacy and nature connectedness through a survey based approach at baseline and two follow up points in the programme. In-depth case study interviews are exploring the impacts of the programme on wellbeing, changes in behaviour, participant’s attachment to place, and to what extent there has been integration between the Swedes and migrants via their nature conservation activities. Final results from the evaluation will be presented, preliminary results suggest that the Swedes are gaining an understanding of other cultures and the migrants are learning the Swedish language as they work alongside the Swedish unemployed. External funding details The study funded by Swedish Public Employment Service and Swedish Forestry Agency.
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