Integration up North
What is Integration up North?
‘Integration up North’ is 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 runs from July 2014 to June 2015, and builds on the previous 3 year project. It is funded by a grant from the European Integration Fund.
The key partners in the project this year are:
- 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
- Interview TCNs about their integration experiences and share the findings throughout Yorkshire and Humber.
- Recruit TCN as volunteers to help inform the work of the project.
- Support 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.
- Run 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].
- Provide support to local authorities and other organisations to review and develop policies on integration.
- Write a new range of migration guidance booklets.
Migration resources produced by the project
- 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.
- Introduction to migration a series of booklets on migration, covering issues such as key terms, rights and entitlements. We have recently launched a new booklet in this series, 'Migrant Youth' [March 2015].
- 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 maps Maps of migration-related data for each local authority in Yorkshire and Humber, primarily using Census 2011 data.
- A searchable online database of summaries of research about migrants who have arrived in Yorkshire and Humber since 1999.
- 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.
- Who are migrants? Easy-to-use guide.
Your contact for more information
Bill Dennis - Integration and Partnerships Manager
Phone: 0113 395 2438 or 07712 214128
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Integration and Partnerships Manager
0113 395 2438