Category Archives: Migration

Integrated Britain? Geographers Examine the Effects of ‘Onward Migration’

Image: Malachy Browne (taken in the Calais ‘Jungle’) Since 2000, the UK Government has operated a policy of ‘compulsory dispersal’ of refugees, aiming to spread the burden of housing asylum seekers across the UK to discourage long-term settlement in the South East of the country and in London. Very little has been known however about whether refugees remain in the

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The Migration ‘Balloon Effect’ and its Implications for Policy

UK Government policies aimed at reducing the flow of migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to this country are likely to have a smaller effect than intended and to adversely affect the UK’s talent pool. These are among the key findings of a recent study by Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva and Dr Cinzia Rienzo from COMPAS (the University of Oxford’s Centre on

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Professor Christina Boswell to Join ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ Panel

Professor Christina Boswell will join our panel on 22nd March to discuss ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?‘. Christina Boswell is Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE), and Director of Research for the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research examines the relationship

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Register now for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ – 22 March 2016

UK Border, Terminal 4, London Heathrow

Registration is open for the latest in our series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussion meetings. ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of Tuesday 22 March. Net migration has exceeded 100,000 a year, every year since 1998. With the number of migrants entering the UK unlikely

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Europe’s Migration Crisis?

UK Border, Terminal 4, London Heathrow

On 22 March 2016, the RGS-IBG will hold the latest in its series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussions, considering the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the United Kingdom now and over coming decades. The Policy Forum event will be complemented by a discussion meeting aimed at a public audience, on ‘Integrated Britain’ (15 March). Professional interest

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Policy Forum: Europe’s Migration Crisis

UK Border, Terminal 4, London Heathrow

The first 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum of 2016 will take place at the RGS-IBG on 22 March and will consider the issue of ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis‘. How should UK policy-makers respond to the largest movement of people through Europe since 1945? This panel discussion will explore the spatial, cultural, political and economic dimensions of the current ‘EU migrant crisis’. This event

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