CO programme staff has the knowledge and experience on the above mentioned topics and we are happy to share this information with you. Together with you we can jointly organize a meeting or a seminar tailored to your municipality's interests and needs.
What is a country information seminar?
If this is first time that you are inviting IOM to your municipality to talk about refugees, the agenda could include e.g. the following topics:
Duration of the seminar
The length of the seminar can be tailored to your interest and needs. Usually it takes about 5-6 hours to go through the above agenda. This would include also lunch and coffee breaks. The seminar is held in Norwegian or English.
Invited guests to the seminar could include: municipality refugee workers, introduction programme teachers, health sector personnel, teachers, kindergarten teachers, church representatives, police, social office, employment office, potential employers, NGO's, representatives of UDI and IMDi's regional offices, neighbours of refugees, or any other interested people in your municipality.
Costs / Responsibilities
IOM will take care of the content and presentations. We will also cover all the costs related to the travel of our staff members to your municipality.
Your municipality will be responsible for providing a venue and informing/ inviting prospective participants.
You can also organize the meeting jointly with a nearby municipality.
IOM Norway offers municipality seminars on nearly any country or territory but specializes in: Afghanistan, Congo, Eritrea, Somalia and Syria. We also offer seminars on cultural understanding, photos and video clips from different countries and camp where refugees were residing before moving to Norway.
Follow-up Country Information Seminars
Has your municipality already hosted a country information seminar? There is no limit to how many times you can invite IOM to your municipality. Perhaps not all interested people had a chance to participate in the first one? Would you like to have another seminar, which focuses on certain specific topics or different refugee groups? Give us a call or send us an email and we can plan together the content of your next seminar.
For more information and to schedule a seminar please contact:
Tel. 23 10 53 20
IOM Norway offers municipality seminars on nearly any country or territory but specializes in: Afghanistan, Congo, Eritrea, Somalia and Syria. We also offer seminars on cultural understanding including photos and video clips from different countries and camp where refugees were residing before moving to Norway.