The UNICEF project HEIMA aims to understand the reception of asylum-seeking children from the child’s perspective. Early in the process, children’s experiences and feelings during their time in Iceland were discussed, and police officers, parents, teachers and lawyers were also interviewed.
Government and non-government organisations participated in workshops to create solutions with design-based methods. Eight concrete solutions have been formulated, and the Government has made large investments, which has led to significant gains for the children. The second part of the project includes prototypes and tests.