In Norway, questions of immigration have traditionally been a domestic affair. However, as an increasing number of Norwegian citizens with a migrant background are engaging in humanitarian aid and development initiatives in their countries of origin, questions of integration are tied to those of foreign policy. How do Norwegian authorities cope with the realities of migrants’ attachment to people and places beyond the Norwegian borders? How is Norwegian development policy to engage with migrants’ contributions to development and peace-building initiatives in their countries of origin?

PRIO researchers Marta Bivand Erdal and Rojan Ezzati discuss these issues in a blog post as part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Refleks project. To read the blog post (in Norwegian), please follow this link.

A seminar on the same topic will be held at PRIO on Friday 16 November.