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The integration of Ukrainian refugee students into schools in Finland and Sweden is a crucial aspect of their adaptation to new circumstances. This policy brief draws on a qualitative study conducted in the spring of 2022 and fall of 2023, focusing on the successful practices and lessons learned in this context (Petäjäniemi, Brinch, Kaukko & Lund, forthcoming). The study emphasizes the need to improve the inclusion process for Ukrainian students, which involves spreading information on effective practices, providing school staff with emotional support and training on post-traumatic stress syndrome, and facilitating peer interaction.

This policy brief is produced as part of the INFLUX project.

Read more: INFLUX project webpage