The Faroese population is becoming more diverse. In the past years, the number of newcomers has increased rapidly. With growing employment opportunities, the number of EU-labour migrants with no previous ties to the Faroe Islands is increasing. Yet, what is more striking is the significant influx of female migrants from countries in South East Asia such as the Philippines and Thailand. The growing diversity during the last decade has prompted the emergence of integration policy in the Faroese political discourse, raising the questions: Are the Faroe Islands prepared for multiculturalism? And how does one ensure that new arrivals are able to settle into a society that has historically been highly homogeneous?
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