Valeria, Shahadat and Leonardo – an EU family living in London. Francesca MooreNando Sigona, University of Birmingham London is one of the capitals of the EU, home to over 1.1m non-British EU citizens, including a large number of families and children. This, according to my team’s ongoing analysis of data from across the EU, is... Continue Reading →
Migration and diversity in the UK and Japan: new NODE working papers offer comparative insights
In preparation for the forthcoming NODE conference (2-4 December) in Tokyo, we are launching a series of Working Papers that examines a range of issues related to migration and diversity in Japan and the UK through a comparative lens. NODE 1: Ozgen, C., Liu-Farrer, G., Cole, M., Green, A. (2019) ‘Economic Migration in the UK... Continue Reading →
How faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from sexual and gender-based violence
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about how faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Southern Tunisia.
Thinking Through Policy Alternatives for Addressing the Needs of SGBV Survivors
Dr Saime Ozcurumez , a SEREDA Project Researcher from Bilkent University, Turkey, discusses policy alternatives for addressing the needs of SGBV survivors.
SGBV across migrant and refugee journeys: Early lessons learnt from Tunisia
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about the nature of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) experienced by her respondents in Tunisia.
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 →
Light in the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London
The Eurochildren team is producing a series of photo and audio portraits of EU families in London. What is emerging is a composite picture, a mosaic of voices, perspectives and experiences, with some shared anchors. London is 'not like the rest of England'. https://vimeo.com/335095178 It is 'a bubble', but that may not be enough to... 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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New refugee integration indicators for the UK
Prof. Jenny Phillimore has a made significant contribution to the development of new Indicators on Integration Framework. They are the most comprehensive materials to date and have the potential to reframe thinking on a National and Global scale.