Migration for welfare (WELLMIG) Nurses within three regimes of immigration and integration into the Norwegian welfare state
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A few thoughts on a recent conference

Marie Louise Seeberg shares her thoughts about the 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference.

Researchers go to conferences to present their work, give and get feedback, brush up on the latest developments in their fields of study, learn new things, and get to know other researchers with similar interests.

The Nordic Migration Research Network

As I am writing this, I am on my way back from a conference organized every other year by the Nordic Migration Research network. This conference is organized on a rota basis between the Nordic countries and draws an audience of around 300 scholars mainly from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, as well as from other parts of Europe and a few from other continents.

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Seminar: Shame, embarrassment and identity among Polish migrants in Norway

Book seminar at PRIO with Marek Pawlak and Thomas Hylland Eriksen 23 May 2018.

This PRIO Migration Breakfast seminar features a discusssion between Dr. Marek Pawlak (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo) on the themes raised in Pawlak’s recent book ‘Embarrassing Identity. Emotions, Ideologies and Power among Polish Migrants in Norway’.

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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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