The Nordic Network for Newly Arrived Students and the Ministry of Education and Children in Iceland host the Nordic conference, Unlocking potential: Effective strategies for supporting immigrant children, for policy makers Thursday 7 December 2023 from 9:00 to 17:00 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The conference live stream and subsequent recording can be accessed here:
Iceland is the country of presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2023. This conference plays a role in Iceland’s role to increase Nordic co-operation in the ambition to make the Nordic Region green, competitive and socially sustainable.
The conference is an opportunity for Nordic policy makers to come together to build professional networks and strengthen collaboration in policy making for newly arrived children to realise their full potential.
The agenda will provide insight into the range of research, policies and practices implemented across Nordic countries on how to build and strengthen the reception and integration of immigrant children and how to equip professionals in the field, presenting evidence-based approaches on how to best support learners of immigrant children through language acquisition, inclusion, psycho-social support and active participation.
The aim is to share the knowledge needed to improve academic and social outcomes for students with migrant and refugee background, leading to better inclusion and well-being in the host society.