About IMDi

IMDi implements the governments integration policies. The directorate is tasked with strengthening the competence of municipalities, sector authorities, and other collaborative partners in the field of integration and diversity.

Last updated: 11/29/2019

IMDi's mission

The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) is a specialist directorate, an administrative body and the national competence centre responsible for the integration field. The Directorate implements the Government's integration policies.

Some of IMDi's key responsibilities include:

  • Resettlement of refugees
  • Facilitating to assist immigrant participation in the labour force and in local communities
  • Efforts against negative social control, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation
  • Provide professional and knowledge-based recommendations for further development of integration policy and ensure good coordination in the field of integration
  • Manage grant schemes aimed at municipalities and voluntary organizations
  • Produce and disseminate research, analysis, statistics and good practice
  • Contribute to a professional and service-minded public sector
  • National authority for public sector interpreting

Our vision

Equal opportunities, rights and duties in a diverse society.

Our values

The values that characterize IMDi are: Clear, inclusive and brave.

Our Goals

User orientation

Our users experience reliable, relevant and readily available services. We develop and improve our services with our users, and they receive precise, useful and swift assistance and guidance when they contact us.

Target areas:

  • We are clear on what our users can expect from IMDi
  • We have good systems to map and meet our users' needs
  • We develop digital systems based on our users' needs
  • We use the correct channels to reach our users
  • We are clear in all our communication

Solid knowledge base

We lay the foundations for knowledge-based practice, policy development and social debate. We provide evidence and knowledge-based advice and guidance.

Target areas:

  • We have databases of good quality
  • We systematically review what we recommend as good practice
  • We make knowledge about integration easily accessible
  • We provide clear and knowledge-based advice for policy development
  • We explore new ways to solve integration challenges

Holistic services

We see tasks in context and ensure that our services are effective and in unison. We do this regardless of how the administration is organized.

Target areas:

  • We see our own and other agencies' instruments and services in context
  • We develop digital solutions based on holistic service chains
  • We take responsibility for solving integration challenges, also in cases where roles are unclear