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Completed project

From settlement to adult life

A study of the service chain for unaccompanied minor refugees.

Project period December 2018 - October 2019
Project employer Integrerings- og mangfoldsdirektoratet (IMDi)
Project nr. 10368
Project leader Hilde Lidén
photo of two young men walking down a hallway

Illustration photo: Daniel Tafjord,

Project Aim

The research project will provide up-to-date knowledge about the services offered to young refugees who have come as unaccompanied minors and who have achieved residency in Norway.

Project Approach

Young refugees will be resettled in a municipality by the immigration authorities in collaboration with the local welfare authorities. We will investigate routines for settlement and how the services (housing facilities, education, health etc) are organized in different municipalities.

More specifically, we will consider the importance of the municipality's choice of responsible administration unit (child welfare service, NAV, the refugee service, etc.) for the chain of measures, resources and cooperation. Further, the study will investigate service providers' practices and understandings, as well as the young refugees’ own experience of settlement and transition to adult life. The study consists of four work packages.


ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Hilde Lidén Research Professor Dr. polit. +47 951 23 660
Berit Aasen (NIBR)
Anne Balke Staver (NIBR)
Marie Louise Seeberg (NOVA/OsloMet)
Tags: Welfare, Migration
Published Jan. 29, 2019 11:27 AM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2020 9:56 AM