Immigrants in Iceland - Rights and Responsibilities A seminar in Gerðuberg

In line with the Icelandic government's efforts to increase equality between all residents of Iceland, whether citizens or immigrants, and in the pursuit for better integration of immigrants and refugees in Iceland, the Arabic Icelandic Cultural Centre is offering an awareness symposium on Saturday, 3 February 2018. The symposium is to introduce the services provided by the Icelandic government and to publicize their activities and efforts to improve the quality of immigrant´s lives, and to explain rights and responsibilities of immigrants in Iceland. The symposium will be in English and Arabic translators will be available. 


Together for more harmonious and peaceful society.


Saturday, 03/02/2018 from 13:00 - 15:00 

at Gerðuberg Menningarmiðstöð - Austurberg, 111 Reykjavík




-13:00 - Opening of the symposium


-13:10 - The City of Reykjavik´s Human Rights Office - Barbara Jean Kristvinsson – The newly amended Reykjavik Human Rights Policy


-13:30  Ministry of Welfare - Linda Rós Alfreðsdóttir – The work of the Ministry of Welfare regarding refugees, most recent development


- 13:50 - Directorate of Immigration - Þórhildur Ósk Hagalín – Work permits, study permits – general information


-14:10 -Red Cross - Sigurður Árnason – Assisting immigrants and asylum seekers in Iceland


-14:30 – Attendees Questions and discussions


-14:50 - Arabic Icelandic Cultural Centre - Jamil Kouwatli


-15:00 -  Closing remarks and meeting concluded