Law and private governance for a new understanding of immigrant integration

LUII aims at deepening our understanding of the notion of immigrant integration within the legal context, including the role of non-state actors in undertaking integration tasks.

Integration on the labour market

The Carlsberg Foundation has funded the project "Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integration", running from 2020-2023. Immigrant integration remains a challenge for most European countries. Governments struggle with issues ranging from resource allocation to cultural adaptation of migrants, especially refugees. Denmark has an extensive regulatory framework for immigrant integration. Nevertheless, statistics show that even after many years of residence, refugees have a hard time maintaining a stable place on the Danish labour market. Moreover, refugees and immigrants in general have trouble accessing permanent housing, and they have more health problems than other sections of the population. Legislation can help in facilitating immigrant integration in multiple ways, including by boosting the role played by non-state actors in integration processes.








Internal researchers

Name Title Image
Adamo, Silvia Associate Professor Billede af Adamo, Silvia
Nielsen, Maj Rørdam PhD Student Billede af Nielsen, Maj Rørdam


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Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integrationhas received a three year funding from Carlsberg Foundation

The project is led by Associate Professor Silvia Adamo

Project: Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integration

Period: 2020-2023


Silvia AdamoAssociate Professor
Silvia Adamo

Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen
South Campus, Building: 6B.3.40
Karen Blixens Plads 16
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Phone: (45) 35 33 14 05

External members:

Els de Graauw, Baruch College, the City University of New York

Francesca Biondi Dal Monte, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Hiroshi Motomura, University of California Los Angeles, School of Law