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Between housing and home

Gunika Rishi
Rishi is the recipient of Habitat Norway's master's scholarship in urbanism 2021.
TRONDHEIM / Transmigrants find themselves in a vulnerable work situation. The housing options available to transmigrants include dormitories, private homes converted into collectives, tents, vans and most popularly: barracks.

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Since the early 1960s, Norway has been familiar with the term "migration". Over the years, however, the migration pattern has changed significantly as a result of Norwegian membership in the EEA (1994) and the expansion of the EU (2004). Ten Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries were then added to the union. The EU's free flow of labor and services made access to labor easier for Norway without complications with border control or residence permits. Consequently, Norway received a large number of immigrants in relation to the number of its own inhabitants and the size of the country. Norway's attractiveness as a country of arrival relates directly to the dependence on foreign labour.

The change in the flow of work to Norway also led to a shift in the national system. . .

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