IRiS announces new director

Nando Sigona takes the lead of the Institute from founding director Jenny Phillimore After almost a decade at the helm of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, founding director Professor Jenny Phillimore steps down from her role to dedicate more time to research. Having put a great amount of work and passion into establishing IRiS,... Continue Reading →

In the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London

This photo project is part of the EU families and their children in Brexiting Britain: renegotiating inclusion, citizenship and belonging’s study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. The overall research investigates how families with EU27 parents are managing the change and uncertainty brought by the referendum, and... Continue Reading →

NODE UK|JAPAN international symposium: Call for Papers

The University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) and Waseda University's Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) have established a research network focused on new and old migrations and diversities. The network is called NODE UK|Japan (New and Old Diversities Exchange). Funded by the UK’s ESRC and AHRC and Japan’s SSH and the Japan Foundation,... Continue Reading →

Lack of trust in UK government’s settled status scheme pushes EU citizens to apply for naturalisation: new reports launched today reveal

New reports by IRiS researchers: Nando Sigona, Laurence Lessard-Phillips and Marie Godin published today on the impact of Brexit on EU parents and children

EU families & Eurochildren in Brexiting Britain

Many EU nationals have lost trust the UK government and its Settled status scheme and feel they are being pushed to apply for British citizenship as the only viable way to secure the position of their families in the long run.

Eurochildren, which is researching the lives on EU citizens in the UK, has released three new reports covering the legal, statistical and sociological aspects of the impact of Brexit on EU families.

Nando Sigona, Director of the Eurochildren study and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham said:

Thousands of children are born every year in the UK to EU parents, many in mixed-nationality families (including British-born parents), to them Brexit and the growing gulf between the EU and Britain poses a profound and even existential challenge. There is no ‘going home’ option for them.

Below a brief summary of the key…

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