The Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity is a COMPAS initiative facilitating knowledge exchange, collaboration and social impact.
More about the Global Exchange


Migration and Museums Knowledge Exchange Fellowship launched



Our work centres on the following themes:

Global Cities

Exploring the particular challenges cities and smaller municipalities face in fulfilling their responsibilities in relation to migrants and other local residents

Inclusion and Integration

Identifying new solutions for overcoming exclusion and the problems to which it gives rise in relation to migrants with regular and irregular status

Migration Governance, Management and Policy

Exploring strategic approaches to managing migration challenges at the international, national and local level

New narratives on migration

Using art, history, drama, data graphics and literature, as well as targeted dialogue, to stimulate new perspectives and narratives on migration

Asylum seekers and refugees

Exploring and evaluating innovative models which create new opportunities for asylum seekers and refugees to flourish and live well together with their neighbours

Irregular migration

Exploring the issues that arise in Europe in relation to migrants with irregular immigration status, at EU, national and city level

How we Work

Our work has centred around the following modes of knowledge exchange:


Facilitating engagement through residential and shorter sessions for intense exchange, debate and reflection

Working groups

Facilitating academic-policymaker-practitioner exchange through regular meetings and action plans over a period of time

Drama & Arts

Exploring innovative and creative ways to encourage reflection and raise awareness of migration and the issues it raises

Techno solutions & Information sharing

Facilitating innovative, technological solutions to provision of information and advice

Workshops & Training

Expert led, topic focused, residential and shorter sessions of presentation, discussion and learning

Advice to governments & public authorities

Consultancy, training and provision of materials to inform policy and practice development