A total of SEK 25 million is now being invested in so-called improved migration processes in Sweden. The money goes to four different actors, including Clowns Without Borders, writes the Swedish Migration Board in a press release. The organization will "play" for a better integration.
The four new projects have been co-financed with a total of SEK 25 million for their different project ideas in the immigration process.
One of the organizations to receive money is Clowns without Borders, which, according to its website, works with initiatives such as "Welcome to Sweden," where where they perform at asylum accommodations. The asylum seekers can even try the circus life.
"Other organizations make people survive. We get people to start living again," writes Clowns without Borders Sweden on its website.
The purpose of the new millions is that the clowns will "create meetings through playing", writes the Migration Board.
"The new projects that now receive support will contribute to an improved migration process for third-country nationals," says Mikael J Zaar, Head of the Migration Board, which manages the support on behalf of the government.
Third-country nationals are people who are not citizens of the EU.
The millions also go to Jämtland-Härjedalens Idrottsförbund, Strömsund municipality and the Red Cross.
Having clowns to handle the integration is nothing new in Sweden. It has been done for years. What's new is that they will be wearing costumes and having big red noses.
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