By Michaela Benson (@michaelacbenson) and Nando Sigona (@nandosigona) (Originally published in The Sociological Review) Three weeks into 2021 and the end of the Brexit transition period, and not a day has passed where the borders haven’t made their presence felt in the news cycle. The coincidence of COVID and Brexit has produced a perfect storm,... Continue Reading →
Here the second part of Nando Sigona's interview with Adrian Favell on Brexit, free movement and the return to ‘integration’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4w97sy-EKs
How has Brexit redrawn the boundaries of membership in the UK? IRiS director Nando Sigona talks to professor Adrian Favell (University of Leeds) about the ESRC-funded Northern Exposure project on the impact of Brexit on northern towns and small cities, and how the end of freedom of movement doesn't mean less immigration, but immigration with... Continue Reading →
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 →
Guest blog by professor Robin Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, Kellogg College, University of Oxford It used to be commonplace – I cannot attest that this remains the case – that sociology students were taught the 1928 Thomas theorem, ‘If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences’. This statement needs updating... Continue Reading →
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 →
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
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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Freedom of movement is a pillar of the EU project, and yet little is known about the free movers and their experience of settlement in different EU member states Nando Sigona Apparently, I’ve learned from one of the presenters at IMISCOE 2018 in Barcelona, Italians are or were until recently the largest group of ‘migrants’... Continue Reading →
by Nando Sigona, Deputy IRiS Director, University of Birmingham Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called “Windrush generation”, in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public. Having been accused by the Home Office of residing in the UK without... Continue Reading →