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NABO

Social Inclusion of Youth in Iceland

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Nabo is a project launched under the Swedish presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2018. The project is run by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society over the period 2018-2020 and seeks to make the youth perspective visible through the words of Nordic youth. Young people’s voices will be heard in questions regarding their lives. And based on that knowledge they will be given the opportunity to participate and influence political decisions. Young people are asked to describe their everyday lives and how they perceive their opportunities and obstacles. From their stories Nabo builds a framework of success factors for social inclusion in the Nordic region. This study is based on six focus group interviews with youth in different places in Iceland. In this report you find the result from the Icelandic study. Similar studies are carried out in the other Nordic countries and in the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

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Summary

This report summarizes the findings from six focus groups interviews with youths in Iceland on the topic of social inclusion. The interviews took place from September 2018 until end of January 2019. The report is part of the project Nabo – social Inclusion of youth in the Nordic Region, run by The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society that takes place in the Nordic countries including the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. The aim is to gain knowledge on how young people experience social inclusion and possibilities for social and political participation.

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