NORWAY

International Organization for Migration

Migration for the benefit of all

Country Information Seminars

  • Country Information Seminars

  • Would you like to know more about the history, culture, or conflict in the country of origin of refugees?
  • Would you like to see pictures, films or know more about the living conditions in the refugee camps where refugees where staying before they came to Norway?
  • Would you like to improve your understanding of cultural values, behaviour and communication style with refugees?
  • Would you like to hear from the newcomers themselves how they have experienced their new life in Norway so far?

 

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:

  • A brief presentation of IOM
  • Information on what refugees learned during their CO classes about Norway before they arrived to your municipality
  • Information on  refugees' country of origin + the transit country including:

Geography-geopolitical setting/demography
Conflict situation
Ethnic groups
Security situation
Cultural differences

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.

Participants

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.

Countries

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:

IOM Norway
Tel. 23 10 53 20
Email: IOMOSLOLMMT@iom.int

 

 

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.

Contact

Opening times:
Monday - Friday : 10:00 - 15:00

Visiting address:
Skippergata 33 Second floor; Oslo
Postal address:
PB 8927 Youngstorget
0028 Oslo

Tel: +47 23 10 53 20
Fax: +47 23 10 53 23

Email: IOMoslovarp@iom.int

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