The aim of Viva Introduction is to provide each arriving refugee with an introduction into the Swedish society. In cooperation with individual refugees and other involved authorities, a plan of action is established. The plan contains planning and a review of the individuals basic needs to be met in order to enter the Swedish society.
This can concern accommodation, the personal situation of the individual refugee, family circumstances, studies, possibilities to work, needs of children, rehabilitation etc. Before being enrolled into Swedish childcare, refugee children in pre-school ages get two terms of acclimatization in the municipal refugee preschool in Umeå.
Similar acclimatization is offered to children entering into compulsory schools and upper secondary school. Adult refugees study Swedish for immigrants for two to three terms in combination with practical training.
Viva Introduction runs a project aimed at increasing the number of refugees received a residence permit. This project is a joint venture between the municipalities in the region: Bjurholm, Nordmaling, Robertsfors, Umeå, Vindeln and Vännäs. The aim of the project is to develop new forms of regional cooperation, to help refugees establish themselves faster in the Swedish society.
Viva Introduction as a unit also serves the refugee community as a whole with guidance concerning the Swedish society.