Month: October 2016

Valkommen till Sverige – Migration & asylum in Europe’s most welcoming country

Valkommen till Sverige – Migration & asylum – Event Details Valkommen till Sverige – Migration & asylum in Europe’s most welcoming country Tuesday 22 November, Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LE, 6 – 8pm   Supported by the Scottish Government With Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director of the Swedish Migration Agency Chaired by Lesley Riddoch, Writer & Broadcaster In 2015 more than 163,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden, more per capita than in any other European country, including Germany. The sharp increase in the number of people fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries was labeled a ‘migrant crisis’ in Europe. How did Sweden deal with the issue? What lessons can be learned? Even be...Read More

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