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Country Information Sheet Denmark

Ministry with overall responsibility

  • Ministeriet for Børn, Ligestilling, Integration og Sociale Forhold / Ministry for Children, Gender Equality, Integration and of Social Affairs
    [L Multilingual
  • Socialstyrelsen, Ministeriet for Børn, Ligestilling, Integration og Sociale Forhold / National Board of Social Services, Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs [L Danish
  • Ankestyrelsen, Ministeriet for Børn, Ligestilling, Integration og Sociale Forhold / National Social Appeals Board, Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs [L Danish]

Other Ministries involved

  • Beskaæeftigelsesministeriet / Ministry ofEmployment 
    [L Danish] / [L English]
  • Justitsministeriet / The Ministry of Justice  
    [L Danish] / [L English] 
  • Udlændingestyrelsen, Justitsministeriet / Danish Immigration Service, Ministry of Justice [L Multilingual]
  • Undervisningsministeriet / Ministry of Education [L Multilingual]
  • Ministeriet for By, Bolig og Landdistrikter / Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs [L Multilingual]

Policy papers or programmes

  • En styrket integrationspolitik /A strenghtened Integration Policy [D Danish
  • Målrettet integration – et fælles ansvar. Anbefalinger fra Task Force Integration / Targeted integration – a common responsibility. Recommendations from Task Force on integration. [D Danish]
  • A National Strategy to Prevent Honour-Related Conflicts [D Danish]
  • Regeringens strategi imod parralelle retsopfattelser – et opgør med tvang og undertrykkelse i forbindelse med religiøse vielser / The Government’s strategy against parallel conceptions of law – encountering the use of force and supression in religious wedding ceremonies [D Danish]
  • Et Danmark, der star sammen – Regeringsgrundlag Oktober 2011 / A Denmark that stands together – Government platform Oktober 2011 [D Danish] / [D English]
  • Handlingsplan om etnisk ligebehandling og respekt for den enkelte / Action plan on ethnic equality and respect for each individual [D Danish]
  • En fælles og tryg fremtid - Handlingsplan om forebyggelse af ekstremistiske holdninger og radikalisering blandt unge / A common and safe future - Action plan to prevent extremist views and radicalisation among young people
    [D Multilingual]

Key legislation

  • Integrationsloven  - Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 111 af 23. september 2013 / Danish Integration – Consolidation act No. 111 of 23 September 2013. [D Danish]
  • Udlændingeloven – Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 863 af 254. juni 2013 / Danish Aliens Act – Consolidation act No. 863 of 25. June  2013 [D Danish]
  • Lov om danskuddannelse til voksne udlændinge – lovbekendtgørelse nr. 376 af 4. april 2014 / Law on Danish language education for adult foreigners – Consolidation Act No. 376 of 4 April 2014  [D Danish]
  • Lov om etnisk ligebehandling – Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 438 af 16. maj 2012 / Law on Equal Ethnic Treatment – Consolidation act No. 438 of 16 Maj 2012. [D Danish]
  • Lov om etnisk ligebehandling - Lov nr. 438 af 16. May 2012 /Act on Equal Ethnic Treatment - Act No. 438 of 16 May 2012 [D Danish]
  • Lov om Ligebehandlingsnævnet, Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 905 af 3. september 2012 / Act on the Board of Equal Treatment, Consolidation Act No. 905 of 3 September 2012 [D Danish]
  • Repatrieringsloven – Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1052 af 28. august 2013 / Repatriation Act – Consolidation act No. 1052 of 28 August 2013. [D Danish]
  • Serviceloven – Lovbekendtgørelse nr 254 af 20. marts 2014 / Act on social services – Consolidation Act no. 254 of 20 March 2014. [D Danish]
  • Lov om Aktiv Beskæftigelsesindsats – Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 415 af 4. Juli 2013 / Act on Active Employment Efforts – Consolidation Act No. 415 of 4 July 2013 [D Danish]
  • Lov om statsborgerskabsprøve nr 1456 af 17.december 2013 / Act on Citizenship Test of December 17th 2013 – Consolidation Act no 1456 [D Danish]
  • Lov om Udlændingenævnet nr 571 af 18.juni 2012 / Act establishing the Aliens Board and rights in municipality and regional elections - Consolidation Act no 571 of June 18th 2012 [D Danish]

Funding opportunities

  • On the ministerial homepage, a review of current grants administrated by the ministry is available. The applicants are primarily NGOs, municipalities, trade unions and consultants, but everybody is allowed to apply. See http://sm.dk/front-page/arbejdsomrader/tvaergaende-omrader/puljer for an overview of current grants. See also the "Integrationsviden” for a list of good practices and projects funded by this and other relevant ministries: http://www.integrationsviden.dk/
  • Danmarks Grundforskningsfond/ Danish National Research Foundation [L Multilingual]
  • Det frie forskningsråd / The independent research council [L Danish]

Impact assessments, reports and evaluations

  • Slutevaluering af puljen “Forpligtende samarbejde og videreførelse af den frivillige integrationsindsats”/ Evaluation of the fund “Binding co-operations on continuing the voluntary integration effort” [D Danish]
  • Tværfaglige integrationsindsatser – erfaringer og løsningsmodeller fra 12 kommuner i projektet ”Integration – en fælles indsats” / Cross-sectional integration efforts – experiences and suggestions from 12 municipalities in the project ”Integration – a common effort” [D Danish]
  • Rapport om undersøgelse af indsatsen for flygtninge med traumer i Danmark / Survey on the efforts concerning traumatized refugees in Denmark [D Danish]
  • Fakta om integration / Facts on integration [D Danish]   
  • Evaluering af indsatsen om forebyggelse af radikalisering og ekstremisme / Evaluation of the efforts to prevent radicalization and extremism [D Danish]

Research and statistical agencies

  • Det Nationale Integrationsbarometer, Ankestyrelsen / The National Integration Barometer,  National Social Appeals Board [L Danish]
  • Danish National Institute of Social Research
    [L Danish] / [L English]
  • Statistics Denmark. National statistical office [L Multilingual
  • Rambøll Management
    [L Danish]
  • Rockwool Foundation Research Unit
    [L Danish] / [L Danish]
  • Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies
    [L Danish] / [L English]
  • Social Cohesion and Ethnic Diversity (SOCED) (project ended in 2013)[L Multilingual]
  • Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) [L English]
  • MESU, Danish research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health [L English]
  • KORA, The National Institute for Research and Analysis in Municipalities and Regions [L Danish]

Agencies implementing integration programmes

Key stakeholders

  • Rådet for Etniske Minoriteter / Council for Ethnic Minorities
    [L Danish] / [L English]
  • Dansk Flygtningehjælp / Danish Refugee Council 
    [L English]
  • Dansk Røde Kors / Danish Red Cross 
    [L Danish]
  • Ungdommens Røde Kors / Danish Junior Red Cross 
    [L Danish]
  • Dansk Ungdoms Fællesråd / The Danish Youth Council
    [L Multilingual]
  • Foreningen Nydansker /  The Association for Integration of New Danes on the Labor-market 
    [L Multilingual]
  • Brug For Alle Unge / We need all youngsters
    [L Danish]
  • Institut for Menneskerettigheder / Danish Institute for Human Rights
    [L English] / [L Danish]
  • Kommunernes Landsforening / Local Government Denmark
    [L Multilingual]
  • Board of Equal Treatment
    [L Danish]
  • Amnesty International
  • Dokumentations- og rådgivningscenteret om racediskrimination / Documentation and Counselling Centre on Racial Discrimination [L Danish]
  • Muslimernes  fællesråd / Muslim Council
 
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