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Utan dig och mig är det ingenting: En kvalitativ studie om projektet Vimmerbymodellens betydelse för ensamkommande ungdomar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Without you and me it is nothing : A qualitative study of the significance of the project “Vimmerbymodellen” for unaccompanied young refugees (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study has been to investigate the significance of the newly started project Vimmerbymodellen for unaccompanied young refugees. This regarding to how the unaccompanied young refugees are participating in creating networks and meeting points in the local community. Vimmerbymodellen is described as an integration project where the nonprofit sector collaborates with the municipality. The empirical material has been collected through semi-structured qualitative interviews where five unaccompanied young refugees and four involved adults have been interviewed. The empirical material from these interviews has thereafter been analyzed through the concept of social capital, identity and empowerment.The main result of this study shows that participation in the project is expected to contribute to the creation of networks and meeting points which has significance for unaccompanied young refugees. The primary motive for participation is to be supportive for other unaccompanied young refugees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
unaccompanied young refugees, network, participation, social capital, integration
Keyword [sv]
ensamkommande ungdomar, nätverk, deltagande, socialt kapital, integration
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27219OAI: diva2:633744
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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