‘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.



Inclusive Cities: Framework

Jacqui Broadhead and Denis Kierans

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

Rob McNeil and COMPAS Communications

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

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Diasporas Good? Diasporas Bad?

COMPAS Communications

Other Publications

Briefing note

Building an Inclusive City Narrative

Jacqui Broadhead

ECONREF Research Note: 1

The Health of Refugees in the UK

Carlos Vargas-Silva and COMPAS Communications

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

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

COMPAS Communications

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


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

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

Diversity, Integration and the Economy

admin@compas | April 2005 – March 2008

European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

COMPAS Communications | October 2012 – March 2014

Immigrants and Employment Discrimination

Madeleine Sumption | March – April 2015

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

Inclusive Cities: COVID-19 Research and Policy Briefings

Denis Kierans and Jacqui Broadhead | 2020

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 – April 2015

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer | 2013 – 2015

Measuring Integration at the Local Level

Denis Kierans, Jacqui Broadhead, Madeleine Sumption and Nathan Grassi | September 2021 – December 2022

Migration and Museums Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Jacqui Broadhead | January 2020 - June 2020

Migration Services in Wales

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

The Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK (ECONREF)

Carlos Vargas-Silva | February 2017 - January 2019

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

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

COMPAS Communications | January 2014 – June 2015