About Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber

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Our ambition is to roll-out a whole-society approach to integration across Yorkshire and Humber and to support new refugees, communities and public services to work with and benefit from each other.

Refugees have a key role, informing all aspects of this work. They will be involved as researchers and as members of a regional refugee integration forum.  RIYH aims to create a more integrated Yorkshire and Humber and to benefit communities beyond the lifetime of the project.

Migration Yorkshire are managing the project, and it's being delivered across the region through a wide partnership of organisations. 

What are we doing?

  • A regional plan for refugee integration shaped by refugees, communities and key organisations and overseen by the new regional refugee integration forum.
  • Unique research into refugee integration, involving refugees, key organisations, employers and the public. 
  • Regional integration events including a festival of integration, and a range of workshops for local authorities, the voluntary and community sector, employers and more.
  • Toolkits, best practice guidance, reports and creative outputs on key topics developed from research and service delivery.
  • Key information for delivering integration including a regional ESOL directory, local data resources, a research database and translated resources for migrants.
  • Engaging key audiences: embedding migrant participation throughout the regional integration work; engaging the public though promoting and coordinating volunteering, fostering and support opportunities; and working with employers to create opportunities and inclusive practice. 

Project partners

Migration Yorkshire is the lead partner.

    Partner providing ESOL resources for the region

    • Migrant English Support Hub (MESH)

    Research partners

    • Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
    • Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
    • Leeds Beckett University
    • University of Huddersfield

    Who funds this work on refugee integration?

    This work is co-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The United Kingdom Responsible Authority (UKRA) manages AMIF funding in the UK.


    The contents of this page and other pages related to Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber on this website are the sole responsibility of Migration Yorkshire, reflect Migration Yorkshire's views only and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission or of UKRA. Neither the European Commission nor UKRA is liable for any use that may be made of the information on the pages of this website that are about or produced by Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber.

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