Innlandet is a county in Norway, created on 1 January 2020 with the merger of the old counties of Oppland and Hedmark. The county has an area of 52,113 square kilometers, making it the second largest county in Norway. The county’s overarching goal is societal development. Innlandet consists of 46 municipalities. One of the County’s main responsibility is regional development, which encompasses spatial and social planning, public health, tourism, learning and competence, culture, resource management, regional transport and communication, business development, entrepreneurship, environment and climate change and sustainable development. From 2020, the County also has migration, integration and inclusion as a responsibility. A cross-cutting theme for all of these tasks is to use international cooperation as a tool for innovation and development and the county has an extensive international network, and wide experience with international cooperation projects, including Horizon2020.
Signe-Lise is advisor for integration in Innlandet County Council. She holds a Master in Agricultural Economics. Signe-Lise has previously worked for the Directorate for Integration and Diversity, Plan International (Norway and Burkina Faso), and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. Her main interest has been resettlement and integration of refugees, migration, child rights, gender, empowerment, participatory methods and M&E.