According to the OECD the Danes are the happiest people in the world. This is of course a qualified truth as the Danes are also heavy users of Prozac and have been in the top ten in the suicide statistics for years. The contradiction, however, is probably a good illustration of some of the complexities that the Danish society represents. In some respects it is a land flowing with milk and honey but at the same time it is a country facing some profound challenges. In this article I will look into some of these challenges – namely the ones having to do with the immigrants living in Denmark and their integration – or the lack thereof. I will describe the background regarding immigration to Denmark in recent times and the way Danish society have handled the presence of the immigrants so far. After that I will discuss how I think my own field psychology can contribute to the current challenges and exemplify this with an example from my PhD project about school-home collaboration with parents of ethnic minority children.
United Academics Journal of Social Sciences, 2012, Issue January/February, p. 7-23