Migrant flows in Europe have taken a drastic turn over the recent years. Increasing numbers of minors are entering Europe without family members or guardians. For Sweden this means that during the last three years, nearly 50 000 children have come to Sweden seeking asylum, 2 500 of those are in placed in Stockholm. The number of girls has increased drastically during 2017, from the 16% in 2012 to 23 % in 2017. The special needs and requirements of girls and young women have not been considered yet in the way they should, as majority of the migrants have been male.

This development and research project applies collaborative and participatory methods to create innovative solutions to the issues migrant children and specifically girls are facing in the new country. The initiative involves migrant children, various organisations and authorities as well as researchers in the joint process of aiming to understand the situation from the point of view of the migrant children themselves and finding innovative solutions to their integration and inclusion to the Swedish society.

In spontaneous encounters and scheduled, specifically designed brainstorming sessions, participants formulate challenges and aspirations as well as solutions by using innovative techniques that allow multiple ways of expression and testing of new technologies.


2017–  RISEWISE -This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices for design and appropriation of assistive ICTs in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines, to enhance integration and involvement of this population in the society along several dimensions. Horizon 2020 funded.

2015 –             Telecentres in Sri Lankan Tea Estate Areas. Research and development project in collaboration with the University of Colombo, School of Computing. Partially funded by STINT and Asia Forum.

2015 – 2016    ICT for Development – research and development exchange with the University of Rwanda, Department of Development Studies, to develop bachelor and master programs and to establish research collaboration in the research field of ICT4D. Funded by Universitets- och högskolerådet.

2012 –             Practicum as Participatory and Empowering Practice – International action research project (Sweden, Australia, Malta). Preservice teachers’ practicum as a meeting arena for different practices is scrutinized and ways of scaffolding are tested.

2010 – 2011    Collaborative Action Research for Teachers CART – Teachers’ Professional Development in a joint venture between Dept of Education in Arts and Professions, Stockholm University and University of Cape Town, School of Education. A research and development project supporting teachers in professional knowledge development. Partially funded by Sida.

2006 – 2012     LIKA – implementing ICT in teacher education. Cooperation between four institutions of higher education in Stockholm area, KTH, SU, KMH and GIH. Development project financed by the Swedish KK-foundation.

2008 – 2011     Cross-cultural inquiry of practicum experience – an international research and development project examining practicum in teacher education programs in Australia, Canada, China and Sweden.

2007 – 2009     ETT – Exemplary Tasks in Technology – a research and development project on supporting Swedish technology teachers in designing technology teaching.

2006 – 2008     ICT4T. EU-project within Minerva program about developing pedagogical models and materials for ICT training of adult learners.

2003 – 2004    The Practice of Learning Encounters. A research project financed by the Swedish Research Council about the use of physical and virtual spaces in teacher education.

2002 – 2004    SI (Supplementary Instruction) for diversified recruitment. A development project financed by the Recruitment Delegation with the aim of enhancing recruitment of high school students to technical university programs.

2002 – 2003    Cybervote. By EU financed development and research project about enhancing citizen involvement with the help of ICT.