This report is about language training and education for adult asylum seekers and refugees in Sweden with a particular focus on the situation in the region of Scania. It responds to questions about the governance of language training and education with a particular focus on gender and the role of civil society. As a field of governance, language training and education is positioned at the intersection of integration policy, labour market policy and education policy, each being a complex and contested policy field. As an area of intervention, it embraces disparate organisations such as the Swedish Public Employment Service, various educational organisations at national and local levels, including folk high schools and study associations from the third sector as well as private enterprises. As this report will show, over time the steering and organisation of language training and education have changed significantly, but many contested issues have remained the same.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5082323