A virtual APPG on Migration event.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
As one of the biggest donors to resettlement efforts and with a strong record of welcoming refugees, there is much to celebrate about Britain’s recent efforts in providing safe refuge for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. However, as the Government explores what ‘global Britain’ looks like in practice, this is an opportune moment to consider an approach to integration that reflects our values and draws on examples of best practice from other high-income countries. A rigorous and effective integration process will increase public confidence and give new arrivals the best possible chance to participate in their community and become economically active, tax-paying members of society.
Following an introduction from the chair, this event will feature a presentation on the findings of a new report published by COMPAS, focusing on the importance of a swift asylum process, dispersing refugees strategically in different parts of the country, language training, and access to employment and welfare support. This will be followed by responses from the panellists and a Q&A session.
Registration is free, but essential. Register through Eventbrite.
This report was produced by COMPAS and the Good Faith Partnership, with funding from Unbound Philanthropy and the Migration Foundation.
Chair: David Simmonds MP
- Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva and Dr Isabel Ruiz, authors of What Works for Refugee Outcomes in High-Income Countries? Policy Insights for the UK
- Richard Fuller MP
- Fuad Mahamed, CEO of Ashley Community Housing
- Hannah Gregory, Deputy Director for Integration and Vulnerability: Refugee, Asylum and Integration Directorate, Home Office.