Coaches to Help Newly Arrived into the Swedish Society
The minister of integration and equality Nyamko Sabuni has today proposed a reform of how to anchor newly arrived immigrants in the Swedish society. In order to provide work and social network for the newly arrived now the whole new system of individual evaluation will be put at work at an extra cost of 130 million USD.
Jasna Carlén spoke to Nyamko Sabuni.
Sabuni, dissatisfied with the present system of immigrant support which gave only 30 % of all immigrants jobs wants change. Hers and her government's proposal is based on individual presentation. "The Swedish public employment service" will have a coordinating role much of what the municipalities have at present.
The system is according to Nyamko Sabuni, the minister of integration and equality, based on individual responsibility, freedom of choice and professional support where everyone will know what to do, with the ultimate goal to make one whole category of people function in the society.
Every newly arrived immigrant will enter an establishing plan lasting for two years during which he or she will receive a financial support and will be provided with a "pilot". The pilot on the other hand will be paid according to his or hers efficiency with an ultimate goal to get newly arrived immigrants settled and placed on the labour market.
Differing from already existing job- coaches a pilot will be concerned with the whole situation of a newly arrived immigrant all from medical care, school, rehabilitation and not only jobs.
The new system is supposed to be put into work by next winter and the minister Sabuni hopes that even the opposition will want to use it if a change of government after the elections next September would take place.