Author: Marisol Reyes, IRiS Research Associate The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in many ways, with global and local inequalities evident in terms of infection and mortality rates and socio-economic impacts. Refugees are recognised to be a vulnerable population with a recent study by the World Health Organisation finding significant impact of COVID-19... 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 →
In early 2020 the University of Birmingham ran a photo competition for all volunteers and refugees involved in Community Sponsorship in the UK. A number of entries were received, with a winner announced for each group. This online exhibition is a showcase of all of the photos that were entered into the competition. Volunteer group... Continue Reading →
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 →
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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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.
By Jenny Phillimore (@japhillimore) and Nando Sigona (@nandosigona) Published in Discover Society's special issue responding to the UK Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, which was published on 14th March with a deadline for responses of 5th June. The special issue is available here as a pdf ] Can you have an integrated society in a hostile environment? The UK Government’s... Continue Reading →
Thousands EU citizens and their family members living in the UK under EU law are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’, with their rights of future residence in question after Brexit, Eurochildren researchers say. In two Eurochildren Research Briefs published today on the impact of the UK-EU agreement on residence and citizenship rights for EU families,... Continue Reading →
Comment piece by Nando Sigona in openDemocracy. The UK Government’s strategy is not for an integrated society, focusing on what government and society could and should do, but for integrated 'communities', code word for everyone else. Source: Another dangerous ‘National Us’: you can’t have a more integrated society in a hostile environment | openDemocracy