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Integration

‘Integration’ is here studied as multi-directional processes which take place across structural, social, cultural and civic-political domains and in relation to identity and belonging; processes engaging newcomers and the individuals and institutions of the established community as well as those from transnational connections. Our work on the integration processes in which labour migrants, family migrants and irregular migrants in particular are engaged has revealed the multi-dimensional nature of the phenomenon, showing that no aspect can adequately be understood in isolation nor without recognising its spatial and temporal dimension. It has demonstrated that policy ‘effectors’ can be a facilitator of integration but also a barrier; and that qualitative methodology – exploring the everyday life of newcomers and other residents as they interact over time in real places – is a necessary complement to the contribution of quantitative indicators to an understanding of the complex processes at play.

Books

Reports

Marriage Migration and Integration

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

Integration Disadvantage and Extremism

Ben Gidley and David Feldman (eds.)

The COMPAS Approach

Ben Gidley, Rob McNeil and Emma Newcombe

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

AMICALL: Country Context Paper – UK

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera

Concordia Discors. London Background Report

Ben Gidley, Hiranthi Jayaweera and Ole Jensen

Working Papers

Other Publications

Information portal

Co-ordination of the European Website on Integration

Sarah Spencer and Caroline Oliver

Policy Briefing

Marriage and Migration: facilitating the integration of migrant spouses

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

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

Helen McCarthy and Hiranthi Jayaweera

Global Exchange briefings

What works in social integration?: Intergroup contact

Miles Hewstone

Global Exchange briefings

How has Britain’s integration debate developed since 2000?

Will Somerville

Projects

Action for Inclusion in Europe

Sarah Spencer, Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver, Jonathan Price, Emma Newcombe and Nathan Grassi | December 2014 - June 2016

An Evidence Base on Migration and Integration in London

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2009

Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Ben Gidley, Sarah Spencer, Michael Keith and Vanessa Hughes | 2011 – 2012

Citizenship and Integration in the UK

Ben Gidley | 2010 – 2011

Concordia Discors

Ben Gidley and Ole Jensen | January 2011 to October 2012

Diversity, Integration and the Economy

Alessio Cangiano | April 2005 – March 2008

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

Ben Gidley, Ole Jensen and Ida Persson | October 2012 – March 2014

European network of cities for local integration policies for migrants (CLIP)

Sarah Spencer, Alessio Cangiano and Isabel Shutes | 2007 – 2009

Immigrants and Employment Discrimination

Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs and Yvonni Markaki | March – April 2015

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

Sarah Spencer and Caroline Oliver | December 2011 – October 2012

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

Ben Gidley | November 2013 – April 2015

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2013 – 2015

Migration Services in Wales

Jonathan Price, Sarah Spencer, Carlos Vargas-Silva and Yvonni Markaki | January 2015 – March 2017

UPSTREAM: Developing Effective Strategies for the Mainstreaming of Integration Governance

Ben Gidley and Ole Jensen | January 2014 – September 2015

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

Mette Louise Berg, Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver and Hiranthi Jayaweera | May 2013 – December 2014

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Helen McCarthy | January 2014 – June 2015