Migration for welfare (WELLMIG) Nurses within three regimes of immigration and integration into the Norwegian welfare state
Polish father with baby girl. Photo: colourbox.com

Polish lives in Norway

Polish nationals make up the largest community of immigrants in Norway. What do we know about their lives here?

We hereby invite you to our seminar, Polish lives in Norway, with a focus on: work life, family and child upbringing in a migration context.

Place: Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo
Date and time:
Wednesday 14 June 2017, 09:00 – 15.00

Over the past 25 years, the level of migration to Norway has increased dramatically; at the beginning of 1992, immigrants made up 4.2 percent of the population. Today the figure is four times as high – 16.8 percent. According to Statistics Norway, immigrants from Poland are by far the largest immigrant group – with 97,200 persons.

Considering the large number of Polish people living in Norway today, little is known of their lives apart from work. Studies have focused primarily on their work life and their position in the Norwegian workforce, but research has also been conducted into other sides of their daily lives that is not known to the general public. This seminar will present new research findings on different aspects of the lives of Polish immigrants in Norway.

The seminar is hosted by Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) on commission by the Norwegian Courts administration and the Polish Ministry of Justice financed through Norway Grants.

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About WELLMIG

WELLMIG brings together the perspectives that migrants not only depend on, but also make significant contributions to the welfare state.

On the one hand, nurses – male and female – with education from their countries of origin contribute directly to the institutions of a Norwegian welfare state in need of hands to take care of an aging population.

On the other hand, they also gain rights of access to benefits and welfare provisions. The combination of these two aspects brings to centre stage some of the dilemmas that arise when the welfare state encounters the globalisation of labour.

For more information contact Marie Louise Seeberg: marie.l.seeberg@nova.hioa.no

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