Dear fellows at PCDN. I'd like to share with you a report on a project on immigration at the community level that was designed and run by the Red Cross in Akranes, Iceland with financial contribution…Continue
I'm preparing a booklet to introduce pilot projects on immigration and integration in the municipality of Akranes, Iceland The projects are based on a trans sector approach (national/local authorities and civil society) shared responsibilities, collaboration and post-modern theories about culture and society.
I've put toghether this list of statements bout integration and would value your comments.
It's an unfortunate contradiction that in an ever intertwined, interdependent, globalized world people seem to be developing ever narrower identities. This is due, at least partly, to the fact that even though our world has changed, our way of thinking about it has not. We are still thinking in categories that are out dated and unfitting in a modern world and that means troubles. If we could upgrade our thinking, globalization could be a vehicle for positive change, prosperity, friendship…Continue
I've recently come across two interesting articles that indicate that the policy currently being carried out by the West in the Middle East is counter productive (to phrase it mildly) One is on the use of drones in Yemen (…Continue
I‘ve been thinking a lot about idenity and narratives in connection to the Muslim protests taking place around the world these days. I‘ve red articles, watched videos, listened to radio programs and spoken to people in my community. People hava different opinions, of course, but the one thing I‘ve noticed is that the narrative and peoples idientity is essential to what stand they take – and how strongly they feel about it. Not very surprising when you think of it, but then one thinks again…Continue