MigrationWork News – 2017

Community Integration Awards Logo
Community Integration Awards Logo

First Community Integration Awards ceremony

  • Bella Kosmala
  • Community Integration Awards

The first ever Community Integration Awards ceremony was held in October at the Impact Hub, King’s Cross in October 2017. The Awards were created by the MigrationWork Trust, MigrationWork CIC’s charitable arm and this year recognised projects in three categories: grassroots, tech and innovation, and research. read more

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

Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference 2017
Migrants’ 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