The last decade has been a momentous time for the UK and the world in terms of numbers of people moving, and the creation of new paradigms of experience and understanding. For example, the expansion of the European Union has profoundly changed the migration landscape in Britain.

The face of Europe’s cities has changed beyond recognition, with previous emigration states becoming immigration states. COMPAS work, informed by the super-diversity framework, has played a major role in the development of on integration in Europe, especially at a municipal level.

Blog Posts

Rethinking EU Borders in the time of COVID-19

Elspeth Guild and Didier Bigo

From Migration Research to Policy: MSc Migration visit to Geneva

Saskia Llewellyn, Will Jernigan and Elisabetta Grisson

Immigration and the reallocation of work health risks

Osea Giuntella, Carlos Vargas-Silva & Catia Nicodemo

COMPAS Round Up Summer 2017

COMPAS communications team

Belonging in the era of Brexit

COMPAS Communications

New migrant urbanisms and the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito

Michael Keith, Nicholas Simcik Arese & Andreza De Souza Santos

Extremism in PREVENT

COMPAS Communications

Tanya: a migration story

Dace Dzenovska

Understanding migration

COMPAS Communications

Action for Inclusion in Europe

COMPAS Communications

Immigration Acts and health bills

COMPAS Communications

People Move

Ben Doherty

What to do about Calais, in 50 words

COMPAS Communications

Illegality vs Irregularity

COMPAS Communications

Gendering Migration

Melanie Griffiths

Citizenship as a concept

COMPAS Communications

Race and Racism

Rachel Humphris



Exploiting the Opportunity? Low-Skilled Work Migration After Brexit

Madeleine Sumption and Mariña Fernández-Reino

Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015

Heaven Crawley, Franck Düvell, Katharine Jones, Simon McMahon and Nando Sigona

Marriage Migration and Integration

Katharine Charsley, Sarah Spencer, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Marta Bolognani & Evelyn Ersanilli

Integration Disadvantage and Extremism

Ben Gidley and David Feldman (eds.)

EUMIA: Researching Functioning Policy Practices in Local Integration in Europe: A Conceptual and Methodological Discussion Paper

Ben Gidley, Ole Jensen, Irene Ponzo, Emanuela Roman, Francesco Tarantino, Ferruccio Pastore

AMICALL: Final Evaluation Report

Marjorie Mayo, Alison Rooke

AMICALL: Final Transnational Report

Ben Gidley, Elizabeth Collett

EUMAGINE: Perceptions, Imaginations, Life-Satisfaction and Sociodemography: The Case of Ukraine

Franck Düvell,Bastian Vollmer, Yuriy Bilan, Yulia Borshchevska, Iryna Lapshyna, Svitlana Vdovtsova

EUMAGINE: Ukraine: Country and Research Areas Report

Bastian Vollmer, Yuriy Bilan, Iryna Lapshyna, Svitlana Vdovtsova

Care and Immigration. Migrant Care Workers in Private Households

Bridget Anderson, Mumtaz Lalani, Lourdes Gordolan

Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Research Findings in the United Kingdom

Sarah Spencer,Alessio Cangiano,Isabel Shutes, George Leeson

Clandestino: Ethical Issues in Irregular Migration Research

Franck Düvell, Bastian Vollmer, Anna Triandafyllidou

Forced Labour and Migration to the UK

Bridget Anderson, Ben Rogaly

The Market for Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers

Bridget Anderson, Julia O’Connell Davidson

The Market for Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers. Executive Summary

Bridget Anderson, Julia O’Connell Davidson

Changing Status, Changing Lives? Methods, Participants and Lessons Learnt

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs, Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Fair Enough? Central and East European Migrants in Low-Wage Employment in the UK

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs, Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Journal Articles

Desire for the Political in the Aftermath of the Cold War

Dace Dzenovska & Nicholas De Genova

Towards a new politics of migration?

COMPAS Communications

Bordering Practices in the UK Welfare System

Bastian Vollmer, Simon Güntner, Sue Lukes & Jo Wilding

Working Papers

The Effects of Immigration on NHS Waiting Times

Osea Giuntella, Catia Nicodemo & Carlos Vargas-Silva

Diasporas and Conflict

Nicholas Van Hear & Robin Cohen

Migration and Climate Change: An Overview

Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud, Paul de Guchteneire

Diasporas Good? Diasporas Bad?

COMPAS Communications

Other Publications

World Migration Report chapter

Media Reporting of Migrants and Migration

William Allen, Rob McNeil and COMPAS Communications

ECONREF Research Note: 1

The Health of Refugees in the UK

Carlos Vargas-Silva and COMPAS Communications

Trends report

Migrant households in Wales

COMPAS Communications

Trends report

Migrants in the Welsh Labour Market

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Trends report

Migration Flows & Population Trends

COMPAS Communications

Research Brief

Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU: Drivers, decisions and destinations

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Katharine Jones and Dimitris Skleparis

Information portal

UK Coordination of the European Website on Integration

Jacqui Broadhead

Policy Briefing

Marriage and Migration: facilitating the integration of migrant spouses

Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Sarah Spencer, Hiranthi Jayaweera & Evelyn Ersanilli

Research Brief

Unpacking a Rapidly Changing Scenario

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Nando Sigona, Simon McMahon, Katharine Jones

Legal and policy briefing

Access to Healthcare for Migrants in Wales

COMPAS Communications

Breakfast Briefing

What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Rob McNeil, Madeleine Sumption and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

COMPAS Communications

Photo essay

The London-Hargeysa connection: Diaspora engagement in Somaliland

Giulia Liberatore & Kate Stanworth

Policy Briefing

City Responses to Migrants with Irregular Status

Sarah Spencer

In Conversation

Super-diversity and the City

Sarah Spencer


A need for migrant labour? Labour shortages, immigration and public policy

COMPAS Communications | October 2007 – October 2009

Action towards inclusion in Europe

Sarah Spencer and Nathan Grassi | December 2014 - June 2016

Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Sarah Spencer, Michael Keith and COMPAS Communications | 2011 – 2012

Balancing Citizenship of Insiders and Outsiders

COMPAS Communications | September 2013 – April 2017

Begging, Work and Citizenship

COMPAS Communications | May 2015 - April 2016

Border Security: Discourses and Practices in the UK

COMPAS Communications | April 2013 – 2016

Citizenship and Integration in the UK

COMPAS Communications | 2010 – 2011

City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (C-MISE)

Myriam Cherti, Sarah Spencer, Nicola Delvino, Marie Mallet-Garcia and Nathan Grassi | Phase I: 2017-19 | Phase II: 2020-22

Concordia Discors

COMPAS Communications | January 2011 to October 2012

Diaspora Engagement in War-Torn Societies

Nicholas Van Hear | January 2011 – December 2015

Diaspora Politics

Dace Dzenovska | 2013 – 2014

Diversity, Integration and the Economy

admin@compas | April 2005 – March 2008

Does Immigration Enforcement Matter (DIEM)?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 - July 2017

Early Legal Advice for Protection Applicants

COMPAS Communications | September 2012 – June 2014

Equality for whom?

Sarah Spencer | 2010 – 2011

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

COMPAS Communications | October 2012 – March 2014

Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools

COMPAS Communications | October 2014 – September 2015

Female Muslim Leaders in Britain: Transnational Publics and Changing Forms of Leadership and Authority

COMPAS Communications | April 2015 – Jan 2017 (moved to another instution for remaining year)

Forced Labour and Immigration in the UK

COMPAS Communications | February 2004 – November 2004

Fundamental rights situation of irregular immigrants in the European Union (FRIM)

COMPAS Communications | December 2009 – March 2011

H2020-Smart Cities and Communities-REPLICATE lighthouse project

COMPAS Communications | February 2016 – January 2021

Immigrants and Employment Discrimination

Madeleine Sumption | March – April 2015

Immigration and the NHS

Carlos Vargas-Silva | 2015 - 2016

Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants (IMPACIM)

Sarah Spencer | December 2011 – October 2012

Inclusive Cities

Sarah Spencer, Jacqui Broadhead and Denis Kierans | March 2017 - December 2023

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 – April 2015

Kenyan Pentecostals between ‘Home’, London, and the Kingdom of God

COMPAS Communications | December 2013 – December 2016

Local Responses to Precarious Migrants: Frames, Strategies and Evolving Practices in Europe (LoReMi)

Sarah Spencer and Marie Mallet-Garcia | March 2021 - October 2022

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer | 2013 – 2015

Migrant workers and vulnerable employment: a review of existing data

COMPAS Communications | February 2008 – July 2008

Migration and Poverty in the UK

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and COMPAS Communications | February – April 2015

Migration in the Media and Public Opinion in Britain

William Allen and COMPAS Communications | June 2012 – May 2013

Migration Services in Wales

Sarah Spencer, Carlos Vargas-Silva and COMPAS Communications | January 2015 – March 2017

Muslims and Community Cohesion in Britain

Sarah Spencer and COMPAS Communications | June 2005 – June 2007

Online Tool to Improve the Assessment of Destitute Families’ Eligibility for Support

Sarah Spencer and Jacqui Broadhead | May 2016 - May 2019

PEAK Urban

Michael Keith and Bhawani Buswala | 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2021

Political Engagements of Latin American Immigrants in the UK

admin@compas | July 2004 – June 2006

Recession, Vulnerable Workers and Immigration

admin@compas | January 2009 – April 2009

Religious Faith, Space and Diasporic Communities in East London: 1880 – Present

COMPAS Communications | 1 January 2011 – 31 December 2015

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption, Rob McNeil and William Allen | January 2017 - December 2019

Seeing Data: Are Good Big Data Visualisations Possible?

William Allen | January 2014 – September 2015

Servicing Super-Diversity: ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

COMPAS Communications | October 2014 – March 2015

Social Contexts of Education and Learning in Retirement Migration

COMPAS Communications | March 2012 – October 2013

Social Externalities: China, India, Africa

Michael Keith | 2010 - 2011

The Economics and Politics of Migrant Rights

COMPAS Communications | 2008 – 2014

The ethics and politics of the refugee crisis

COMPAS Communications | May 2016- Mar 2017

The Market for Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers

COMPAS Communications | July 2002 – December 2006

Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK

Jacqui Broadhead, Lucy Leon and Mariña Fernández-Reino | March 2022 – February 2024

Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

COMPAS Communications | January 2010 – June 2012

Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG)

COMPAS Communications | Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019

Urbanization from Below

COMPAS Communications | 2013 – 2016

Utrecht Refugee Launchpad

Sarah Spencer and COMPAS Communications | November 2016 - October 2019

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

COMPAS Communications | May 2013 – December 2014

Who Cares? Researching and Meeting the Needs of Migrant Care Workers

COMPAS Communications | June 2007 – September 2009

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

COMPAS Communications | January 2014 – June 2015