Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536341
Sist endret: 21. mars 2017 09:36

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 536341
Sist endret: 21. mars 2017 09:36

Mot eit multikulturelt Sogn og Fjordane


Grete Netteland
ved Institutt for samfunnsvitskap ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Vestlandsforsking



Informasjons- og kommunikasjonssystemer • Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap • Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi


Electronisk forvaltning • Digital/ICT Literacy



  • Grunnforskning


Grete Netteland


Start: 1. oktober 2010 Slutt: 1. oktober 2012

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Mot eit multikulturelt Sogn og Fjordane

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Sogn og Fjordane (S&F) has over a period been a net-out migration region with regard to national population. During the last few years, however, the population has been rather stable, a factor attributed to an increased number of foreign immigrants. But, as referred to by NRK S&F, more than 50% of the immigrants leave the county, and when they leave S&F, they most frequently also leave Western Norway.  This out-moving of immigrants represents a great challenge, not only to the many small communities, but also to the enterprises in Western Norway, which lack a secure workforce (both vocational and highly educated).

An initial survey of online information, based on the experience of a small selected group of immigrants, reveals that it is not easy to find targeted information about integration. There is both a language barrier and a lack of appropriate information, and furthermore, the information is scattered between different public sector organisations. But, as pointed by NRK S&F, there is also a lack of work.

Integration of immigrants into the municipalities in S&F, will in this project be examined through 1) Access to and use of ICT supported information for integration, and 2) Economic and labour market integration efforts.  Regional services will also be addressed, given that they contribute to community and work integration. The project group thus consists of KS S&F, VF and HSF, while the reference group also include regional public sector. Given the exploratory, descriptive and analytical aims of the research, we will employ an inductive and interpretative case-study based research design using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The research design involves the use of in-depth interviews and document analysis to collect data while normative theories of integration, and uses and gratification theories  targeting the immigrants experiencing the efforts in addition to the current policies on integration will form the analytical framework for the study.

This project lies at the intersection of two areas of interest that are impacting the Norwegian nation-state: contemporary migration and the insertion of immigrants into an increasingly multicultural society on the one hand; and the proliferation of digital and online media on the other.

 While the research aim of the first theme is to generate a better understanding of the status quo, the success factors, challenges and also make recommendations concerning how the public service is meeting the integration challenges of immigrants, the expected outcome of the second theme is a better understanding and critical insights into how the regional public sector in synergy with the private sector are addressing the most fundamental cause of migrations: which is the lack of work.

To study the integration of immigrants and minority population within any society, demands a multi-dimentional and integrated approach that brings together several sectors/actors to develop, implement and evaluate “public service type” interventions to integration genuinely reflective of the input, capacities and needs of the immigrants themselves as well as the understanding and anchorage within the receiving communities.




Grete Netteland

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for samfunnsvitskap ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Carol Azungi Dralega

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Vestlandsforsking
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Resultater Resultater

Kommunale nettsider – innvandrarfri sone?

Netteland, Grete. 2013, Akademika forlag. HVLVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

Forståeleg informasjon og tilgang til arbeid, viktige brikker for å gjere innvandrarar til samfunnsborgarar.

Netteland, Grete. 2013, Bulystkonferansen 2013. HVLPopulærvitenskapelig foredrag

Lite tilpassa innvandrarar.

Netteland, Grete. 2013, HVLIntervju

Forskingsprosjekt - Innvandrarar og offentlege nettsider.

Netteland, Grete. 2013, HVLProgramdeltagelse

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Netteland, Grete. 2012, HVLIntervju
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