Welcome to Sweden

By Margareta Bloom Sandebäck – On an international level, Sweden is considered to have a high integration rate. But many would say it’s quite the opposite.
Segregation, poor language skills, structural discrimination, unemployment and religious divisions are some of the reasons. Add to this a lack of social contact between ethnic Swedes and immigrants and a collective culture that clashes with Swedish individualism.
Upon arriving in Sweden, what are immigrants faced with?