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Integration Policy Roundtable Meetings

20th, 27th Oct and 10th Nov 2014

Faith Division of the UK's Department of Communities and Local Government, London

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We co-organised three roundtables on Integration and Integration policy with the Integration and Faith Division of the UK's Department of Communities and Local Government, hosted at their London office.

The aim was to inform understanding and stimulate debate on integration processes, outcomes and policy interventions.

The format devised with the department was to circulate in advance three short briefings for each session, prepared by speakers. Each were given 10 minutes to set out key points, followed by discussion facilitated by a COMPAS or departmental chair.

Following the roundtables the department held an internal meeting with COMPAS participation to consider some potential implications of what had been learnt.

"COMPAS worked with us on a series of excellent learning exchange events – members of the centre fully grasped the needs of the Department and the advice and support they provided was a tailored accordingly. Their work helped ensure the successful design and delivery of these events."
Sarah Benioff, Dept. for Communities and Local Government

What is Integration?

20 October 2014

This roundtable explored differing concepts of integration processes, aims of integration policies and the history of policy approaches in the UK: highlighting integration as not one but a series of processes; the role of local versus national approaches and of mainstream versus targeted integration policies.


Why is Integration Important?

27 October 2014

This session considered the empirical evidence on the implications of  integration outcomes in the UK across integration domains: highlighting some positive outcomes and the 'business case' for integration.


What works in Integration?

10 November 2014

Here we considered evidence on policies and practices that have fostered economic and social integration and in relation to belonging.