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State of the Nordic Region 2018: Immigration and Integration Edition

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State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in state funded culture in the Nordic Region. The report is produced by Nordregio, an international research center for regional development and planning established by the Nordic Council of Ministers, on behalf of Nordic Welfare Centre and the programme Nordic co-operation on integration of refugees and migrants, along with Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. The report is partly based on State of the Nordic Region 2018, which is a unique compilation of statistics and maps, giving a detailed view of the Nordic countries at both national and regional level.

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Representation of people with a Foreign background in State Funded Culture

With the increased migration to the Nordic Region and all of Europe, integration and inclusion have become topics of discussion in all policy areas, including cultural. A number of concrete initiatives have been implemented to address the political, social and economic challenges that Europe and the Nordic Region are facing – initiatives in which culture plays a prominent role. These are evidence of the strong belief in the power of art and culture to bring people together. As part of these efforts, the Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis has conducted a study exploring the representation of employees with a foreign background in government-funded cultural institutions in the Nordic Region between 2000 and 2015. The study identified the percentage of employees with foreign background, in a management role and in artistic professions in different art areas, at the cultural institutions in relation to the percentage of persons with a foreign background in the general population (Kulturanalys Norden, 2017b). The results of this study, including both data and analysis, are presented in this chapter.

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