MigrationWork News

EU awards 4.2 million Euros to migration-friendly cities project in West Midlands

  • Bella Kosmala
  • News

MigrationWork and its partners in three West Midlands cities have won more than four million Euros to help the region’s communities achieve the maximum benefit from migration and improve migrants’ and refugees’ sense of belonging. read more

Rachel Marangozov at the International Metropolis Conference 2017

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Events

On September 20th, MigrationWork Director Rachel Marangozov will be speaking at the International Metropolis Conference 2017 in The Hague in the Netherlands. read more

Government Inaction On Immigrant Integration Is A Loss To Us All

  • Rachel Marangozov

Writing in an article on Huffington Post, MigrationWork director Rachel Marangozov asks how Government can do better to support new arrivals and the communities which receive them. read more

Clean skins: Making the e-Border security assemblage

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Events

How do border security practitioners engage with data and technology, and what difficulties or limitations arise from these engagements? MigrationWork director Bastian Vollmer together with William L Allen from the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, University of Oxford examine this question in a new paper just published. read more

Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference, June 2017
Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference, June 2017

Changing the narrative: Migrants' access to housing

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Events

Zina Smith, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Campbell Tickell reflects on the key messages of the first Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference. read more

Press TV: Brexit: Britain’s Great Escape

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork director Rachel Marangozov spoke to Press TV for a documentary on Brexit. read more

Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference, June 2017
Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference, June 2017

Migrant's Access to Housing Conference – Documentation

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Events

The first Migrant’s Access to Housing Conference took place on 20 June 2017 and we have since added presentations and photos from the conference to our MigrationWork Knowledge Bank. read more

Migrant's Access to Housing Conference 2017
Migrant's Access to Housing Conference 2017

Migrant's Access to Housing Conference

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Events

The last year has been a difficult time for migrants and for housing providers. Housing providers face increasing demands on them to do more with less, while struggling to keep faith with their tenants and to be fair to all. ARHAG and Innisfree housing associations and Praxis Community Projects commissioned MigrationWork to organise a first Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference to explore what we can do. read more

The Conservatives’ 100k net migration target is an act of self-harm

  • Bella Kosmala

The Conservative manifesto pledge to cut net migration to less than 100,000 a year along with an end to freedom of movement from the EU will ultimately make it difficult to recruit skilled and unskilled labour from any other country. The target is arbitrary, costly and an act of economic self-harm, says Rachel Marangozov. read more

Brighton Table Tennis Club – Integration Award Winner in 2016
Brighton Table Tennis Club – Integration Award Winner in 2016

The winners of last year’s Community Integration Awards feature in Huffington Post

  • Bella Kosmala

Last year’s winners of the Community Integration Awards talk about ping pong, integration and Brexit. read more

The Guardian: Brexit could make NHS shortage of nurses worse

  • Bella Kosmala

Whatever form Brexit eventually takes, it could well lead to a reduced supply of labour from the EU. Given the current uncertainty around the status of EU workers, many EU nurses may voluntarily choose not to take up positions in the UK. read more

Rachel Marangozov discussing integration for all, not just for newcomers
Rachel Marangozov discussing integration for all, not just for newcomers (Source: https://twitter.com/Jamiesha_Maj/status/816965813576024064)

Interim report into integration of immigrants

  • Bella Kosmala

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has launched its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. MigrationWork Director Rachel Marangozov was an adviser, providing input for the report. read more

The Continuing Shame of Europe: Discourse on Migration Policy in Germany and the UK

  • Bella Kosmala

A new article by MigrationWork Director Bastian Vollmer considers the problem of ongoing deaths at the EU external borders and offers an explanation for how this ‘shame of Europe’ has emerged and why it may still continue to exist. read more

Migrants Don’t ‘Take Jobs’ And Many Sectors Would Struggle Without Them

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork Director Rachel Marangozov presents evidence by the Institute for Employment Studies that debunks the myth that migrants take jobs and impact on the economy. read more

Immigrants told to leave UK face huge hike in fees to appeal decisions

  • Bella Kosmala

Jo Wilding highlights how fee increases for Immigration and Asylum Chambers potentially deny access to justice to people who have been told they need to leave the UK. read more

MW Chair gives keynote at Amnesty International UK - Refugee Summit 8-9 July 2016

  • Bella Kosmala

Richard Stanton from MigrationWork CIC spoke at the Amnesty International UK inaugural Refugee Summit, sharing research on whether and how local, participatory activity can change understandings and attitudes towards refugees and migrants. read more

Ukrainian Migration and the European Union – Dynamics Subjectivity and Politics

  • Bella Kosmala

To migrate or not to migrate: that is the question. Bastian Vollmer’s new book discusses migration in the highly topical context of Ukraine. read more

Community Integration Awards Launch Party

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Community Integration Awards

The Community Integration Awards launched at the vibrant Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey! read more

Rachel Marangozov: “The Argument that EU migrations are a burden to our welfare system is unfounded.”

The true cost of ‘welfare tourism’

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork’s Director Rachel Marangozov questions evidence about existence of ‘welfare tourism’ and finds it lacking. read more

Community Integration Awards – Making Migration Work

Launched: Community Integration Awards 2016 + Launch Event

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Community Integration Awards

MigrationWork Trust proudly presents the Community Integration Awards 2016 – a new initiative celebrating examples of good community integration and cohesion in the United Kingdom. read more

My family and other bad migrants

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork’s Director Sue Lukes spoke at TEDxEastEnd and, drawing on her own family’s personal history of the Holocaust, reflected on the idea of “good” and “bad” migrants then and today. read more

Quality of legal services for asylum seekers

  • Bella Kosmala

The Solicitors Research Authority has published new research on the quality of legal advice provided to asylum seekers. MigrationWork CIC was one of the research partners. read more

UTC Mannheim, 17-19 February 2016

Richard Stanton at the Urban Thinkers Campus

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork CIC’s Chair Richard Stanton gave an ‘impulse’ keynote talk at the UTC Mannheim in Germany on 18 February. read more

How does the UK decide who gets asylum?

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork Associate Jo Wilding explains in a guest post at “The Conversation”. read more

Coming soon: Community Integration Awards

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Community Integration Awards

In preparation and coming soon: the Community Integration Awards by MigrationWork!

Briefings: “Integration Up North”

  • Bella Kosmala

MigrationWork worked with Migration Yorkshire and local authorities in the area on “Integration Up North” to develop or improve their strategic planning on migration related issues. read more

Integration toolkits launched

  • Richard Williams

Four new toolkits to help cities with migrant integration have been published by Eurocities, with the support of Migrationwork. read more

MigrationWork has a new admin and a new telephone number

  • Rachel Marangozov

Bella Kosmala joins MigrationWork as our new administrator. She’s available Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-15:00, on our new main telephone number: +44 (0)7827 817 344. read more

Labour migration from the EU in hard times

  • Rachel Marangozov

What are the impacts of labour migration on the UK labour market and public services? Rachel Marangozov weighs up the evidence. read more

Migration contributes to London’s growth and the capital benefits

  • Nancy Kiousi

London benefits from migration, Migrationwork’s Richard Stanton and Sue Lukes wrote in London’s Evening Standard yesterday. But to realise its full potential, they argue, the right conditions are needed, not the draconian measures of the Government’s new Immigration Bill. read more

Another week another visit!

  • Rose Allett
  • ImpleMentoring

This week, Dublin is visiting Rotterdam, focussing on participation in diverse neighbourhoods. read more

City-to-city mentoring well underway

  • Rose Allett
  • ImpleMentoring

Two city-to-city visits are currently underway as part of the Implementoring project, facilitated by MigrationWork members. read more

Athens and Oslo in Italy!

  • Rose Allett
  • ImpleMentoring

City-to-city visits, as part of the Implementoring project facilitated by MigrationWork members, are currently underway in Italy. read more

Riga

MW presentation in Riga

  • Rose Allett
  • Events

Eurocities Working Group on Migration and Integration invited MigrationWork Chair Richard Stanton to introduce discussion on ‘Integration paradigms: taking the debate forward’. read more

New MW Trust now a registered charity

  • Rose Allett
  • MigrationWork Trust

The MigrationWork Trust, officially established on 24 February, has today been granted charitable status! read more

Employing migrant workers

  • Rose Allett

Whilst debate continues about people migrating to the UK for work, a new CIPD report shows employers are still keen to hire them. MigrationWork members consider the implications. read more

TandemPlus

Now a member of the TandemPlus European Network

  • Rose Allett

MigrationWork has just been accepted by the TandemPlus European Network as its first UK partner. read more

Evelyn Oldfield Unit

MigrationWork at the EOU

  • Rose Allett

We are excited to be attending the Evelyn Oldfield Unit AGM on Wednesday 17 October, International Poverty Day. read more

Positive independent evaluation of the SLF

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

The SLF is about to come to the end of its pilot period, and now has the results of an independent evaluation commissioned by the funders. The evaluation was very positive, and recommended seeking additional funding to continue the work and develop the model. So we are doing that, and also looking to extend the scope of the Fund to cover all migrant children and young people, not just refugees. read more

Deadline for SLF applications announced

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

Monday 22 October is the cut-off for applications for grants from the Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People. read more

“A wonderful day: refreshing and passionate”: Migrant Voices in the Future of Our Cities event

  • Rose Allett

Following months of preparation, this interactive solution-seeking event, organised by MigrationWork in collaboration with Praxis, was deemed a whole-hearted success by all who attended. read more

Three grants awarded in June

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

Almost £30,000 worth of grants have been awarded by the Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People (managed by MigrationWork) this month. read more

Seven months in, 12 grants awarded

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

The Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People is pleased to report a steady rise in applications, resulting in more grants being awarded, and more projects taking off. read more

Islington Law Centre the latest to benefit from the SLF

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

This month, Islington Law Centre has been awarded a grant of £20,367 by the Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People for a six month project. read more

Four grants awarded by the SLF in April

  • Rose Allett
  • Strategic Legal Fund

Elder Rahimi Solicitors, Harrow Law Centre, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and The Public Law Project are the latest to benefit from the Strategic Legal Fund for Refugee Children and Young People. read more