Marginalized Greenlanders in Denmark: Support strategies, successes, and challenges.

Siddhartha Baviskar, Helle Møller

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While most Greenlanders in Denmark are doing well, a minority group (6-10%) live under marginalized and socially isolated circumstances most (about 1/3) in the larger cites of Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Esbjerg and Odense. Nation-wide initiatives to help improve the living conditions of this minority group were launched in 2013 and follow-up initiatives commenced in 2017, spreading beyond the five initial cities.
This talk begins with a discussion of how being marginalized as a Greenlander in Denmark has been described in the literature and the factors that may lead to marginalization. We follow this with a description of the initiatives that are currently running in Denmark under the state-supported “Strategy for marginalized Greenlanders in Denmark” and the rationale for implementing these initiatives. We end the talk with a presentation and discussion of the preliminary results from a qualitative research project focusing on project leaders’ and field workers' perceptions of the barriers and facilitators to the success of the initiatives under the Strategy.
Translated title of the contributionSocialt udsatte grønlændere i Danmark: Støtte-strategier, successer og udfordringer
Original languageEnglish
Publication date7 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019
EventMarginalized Greenlanders in Denmark:: Support strategies, successes, and challenges. - Laval University Research Centre, Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 7 Nov 20197 Nov 2019


PresentationMarginalized Greenlanders in Denmark:
LocationLaval University Research Centre
CityQuebec City


  • social work and social conditions
  • Denmark
  • interventions
  • marginalized Greenlanders

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