Innovation for Integration is about making the integration process for peace seekers (Swedish immigrants) a more fun and relaxed experience. We had different get together events, wherein one event we made cinnamon buns together and one where we had a BBQ in Slottsskogen and had fun. Out of this we also created “Buddy groups” where peace seekers join groups of Swedes to have a contact for questions, support or just being friends.
We have received a lot of information on how to make new peace seekers feel at home as fast as possible and there’s a lot you can learn from each other. Many peace seekers have enjoyed this project and even after they leave the project, many stay friends. Swedes are also getting a better understanding of the situation in the countries they come from, as the media can sometimes give you the wrong picture of it.