The Norwegian government is working on a law on the rapid integration of Ukrainian refugees

Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The Norwegian government is working on a proposal for a temporary law that will ensure progress in the integration of Ukrainian refugees.

The country’s new Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion, Marte Mjøs Persen (AP), told the newspaper VG that the government’s first priority is for Ukrainian refugees to receive education on Norwegian and Norwegian society as soon as possible – even before they live in a municipality.

She says that the law will apply to people in reception centers and in private homes.

“The temporary law will accelerate the integration and use of the current fast track process. It will ensure that Ukrainian refugees receive training and get into work and education quickly,” Persen told the newspaper.

Persen says the government wants to make it possible for Ukrainian children to go to kindergarten and school and for adults to resume their studies or start working.

“We are also taking steps to ensure a simpler mapping process so that we get the refugees to settle in an area where they can use their expertise. With, for example, nursing education, it may make sense to settle them near a hospital,” Persen said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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