New platform to assist migration and integration

New platform to assist migration and integration

The Migration Agency has been working since 2015 on a comprehensive initiative aimed at making the best use of digital and technical solutions.  On 6 September, Setel.in was launched, which is a platform aiming to be a one-stop shop for migration issues.  The project is based on a partnership between the Migration Agency and Refugee Tech. The platform is mainly intended to be used by people seeking or already granted refuge in Sweden, but anyone who has moved to Sweden to study or work may also find it helpful.  In its start-up phase, the project has gathered together about twenty existing apps, websites and services aimed at people who want to know how society works or who have questions about accommodation, work, learning the language, education and social networks.

“We want Setelin to be the natural place for new residents to visit,” says Shanin Baharan from Refugee Tech in a press release. “But it’s not only asylum seekers and people who have been granted a residence permit that will find it useful; it can also be used by any resident who wants to get involved or meet people who have just arrived.”

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and television. Jessica is a Member of the Board of the Swedish Cricket Federation.