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Integration up North

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‘Integration up North’ was a project to improve and mainstream the integration of third country nationals [TCN’s] through a programme of research, training, guidance, strategic support and migrant participation for local authorities and other key policy-makers and practitioners. Third country nationals are people who have come to Britain to settle and who are not citizens of a European Economic Area country or refugees.

The project ran for 4 years, ending in June 2015. It was funded by a grant from the European Integration Fund.

Migration resources produced by the project

  • A series of short briefing papers  On: migrants and community cohesion; migrants and equality and diversity; making migration a human issue; and resources to support work on migration.
  • Introduction to migration  A series of booklets on migration, covering issues such as key terms, rights and entitlements. 
  • Local migration profiles [LMPs].  Documents describing the main migration trends and data available for particular areas of Yorkshire and Humber. You can download summaries of recent local migration profiles from the statistics pages. 
  • Migration in Yorkshire and Humber: an overview  A review of what’s happening about migration in the region, with a short description of migration past and present, support initiatives, leadership and challenges facing service providers in 2014.
  • Migration maps  Maps of migration-related data for each local authority in Yorkshire and Humber, primarily using Census 2011 data.
  • Research: interim briefing note  Initial findings from our local research project investigating the settlement and integration experiences of newly-arrived third country nationals living in the North of England.
  • Searchable online database of summaries of research about migrants who have arrived in Yorkshire and Humber since 1999.
  • Who are migrants?  Easy-to-use guide.

What did the project do?

  • Interviewed TCNs about their integration experiences and shared the findings throughout Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Recruited TCN as volunteers to help inform the work of the project.
  • Supported a network of local ‘migration champions’ in statutory services across the region to improve their knowledge of working with migrants, and that of their organisation.
  • Ran training sessions in local authorities and other organisations for staff working with specific TCN groups [for example: women, young people and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and illiterate / innumerate people].
  • Provided support to local authorities and other organisations to review and develop policies on integration.
  • Wrote a new range of migration guidance booklets.

Project partners

The key partners in the project July 2014 to June 2015 were:

  • Migration Yorkshire [lead partner] – running the training programme and writing guidance booklets
  • MigrationWork - providing advice, strategic support and assistance to partners 
  • University of Salford - carrying out research and disseminating research findings

Your contact for more information

Bill Dennis - Integration and Partnerships Manager
Migration Yorkshire
Phone: 0113 395 2443 or 07712 214128

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