‘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.



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, Emma Newcombe and Rob McNeil

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

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications


Action for Inclusion in Europe

Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver, Emma Newcombe, Jonathan Price, Nathan Grassi and Sarah Spencer | 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, Michael Keith, Sarah Spencer 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, Ida Persson and Ole Jensen | October 2012 – March 2014

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

Alessio Cangiano, Isabel Shutes and Sarah Spencer | 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)

Caroline Oliver and Sarah Spencer | December 2011 – October 2012

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

Ben Gidley | November 2013 – April 2015

Marriage Migration and Integration

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Sarah Spencer | 2013 – 2015

Migration Services in Wales

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

The Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK (ECONREF)

Carlos Vargas-Silva and Zovanga Kone | February 2017 - January 2019

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

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

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

Helen McCarthy and Hiranthi Jayaweera | January 2014 – June 2015