Inclusive Cities: Integration policy and practice during COVID-19

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Inclusive Cities is a knowledge exchange programme which aims to support local authorities to create a step change in their approach to the inclusion of newcomers at the local level. Inclusive Cities is led by the Global Exchange in Migration and Diversity at the University of Oxford.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, local authorities and their partners have had to adapt their inclusion programmes, often at speed, to support their newcomer and longer standing communities. These briefings capture the learnings from these adaptations, as well as ongoing work to promote inclusion and integration undertaken between March 2020 to October 2020 (unless otherwise stated), against the five thematic areas set out in the Inclusive Cities Framework.

A series of policy and research briefings on COVID-19 and inclusion, arising from the programme is available here.

City Briefings

Belfast Birmingham Brighton & Hove Bristol Cardiff Glasgow

Liverpool London Newport Newry, Mourne & Down Sheffield

Questions and comments can be directed to Jacqui Broadhead and Denis Kierans (contact information below).

Principal Investigator

Jacqui Broadhead, Director, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS (


Denis Kierans, Researcher, COMPAS (

Nathan Grassi (Project support)


Paul Hamlyn Foundation