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Breakfast Briefing Series 5

October 2014 - July 2015, 8:30am - 9:45am

Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 48 Charles Street, London W1J 5EN

At the Breakfast Briefing series COMPAS seeks to make available and discuss topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues. 

12 June: Title tbc

10 July: What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Breakfast Briefings

Previous Breakfast Briefings

Migrants and Refugees in Turkey: TurkMiS 11th Workshop

Friday 29 May, 12:00 - 18:00
Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road

COMPAS is hosting the 11th workshop by the Turkish Migraiton Studies Network (TurkMiS). This workshop will consider the Syrian refugee crisis as well as new migrations through Turkey. Speakers will include Ayla Deniz (Ankara University), Kamyar Jarahzadeh (University of Oxford), Duygu Cantekin (Middle East Technical University), and Müge Dalkiran (Istanbul Bilgi University and Istanbul Kültür University).

To attend, please contact Franck Düvell, (

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UK launch of MIPEX 2015

Thursday 11 June
Venue tbc

MIPEX is a global index of integration policy, which uses hundreds of indicators to measure countries’ commitment to the integration of legal migrants. The index is the work of the Migration Policy Group based in Brussels and CIDOB, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs; the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University is the UK partner.

The last edition of the index was published in 2010, and the UK scored in the top 10. In the new index, five years later, after a period of fiscal austerity and changed political priorities, find out how Britain compares with other countries in areas such as citizenship, anti-discrimination, family reunion, migrant workers’ rights and the education of immigrant children. 

Coming shortly after the election and looking back over the five years of the previous parliament, the debate at the launch event will clarify the integration agenda for the coming parliament. 

If you would like to attend, please contact 

Report launch: Local government responses to destitute children and families subject to immigration welfare restrictions

Wednesday 3 June, 10:00 - 12:00
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London 

This event launches the report "Local government responses to destitute children and families subject to immigration welfare restrictions". 

This research, funded by The Nuffield Foundation, explores a contradiction between a requirement in immigration law that excludes some families from accessing support from the welfare state (‘no recourse to public funds’) and a provision in the Children Act 1989 (Section 17) that requires local authorities to provide services to safeguard and promote the welfare of any child that is ‘in need’ and to keep families together. It sets out the findings of an 18 month study conducted in 2013-2014 which investigated the challenges to which that contradiction gives rise, for local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and for the children and families concerned. The event will include a presentation, and Q&A with a panel of experts. 

If you would like to attend, please contact