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integrating cities – Cities Grow

Cities Grow!

EU Eurocities Network

The CITIES-GroW project (integration of migrants through economic activity in cities) provides practical advice to municipal leaders and decision makers in Europe on how best to address migrant integration challenges and develop effective integration strategies.

Urban Integration Academy

Urban Integration Academy

Urban Agenda for the EU

MigrationWork is facilitating a three-day Urban Academy on Integration. The initiative brings together cities, EU member states and the European Commission to jointly develop and put in place actions to foster the integration of migrants and refugees.

MiFriendly Cities

MiFriendly Cities

Urban Innovative Actions

The MiFriendly Cities project in the West Midlands has been awarded EU funding to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. MigrationWork’s role is to help migrants and refugees to devise and develop grassroots initiatives in areas where they have identified greatest need: employment, housing, health care and active citizenship.

Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference 2017

Migrants’ Access to Housing conference

ARHAG / Innisfree / Praxis

The first Migrants’ Access to Housing Conference was commissioned by ARHAG and Innisfree Housing Associations and Praxis in June 2017, and MigrationWork organised it. The conference discussed the current challenges migrants face in accessing housing in the UK and the ways in which housing providers and partner organisations can work together to meet them. The conference launched a Migrants Housing Pledge for housing providers.

Firewalling to protect

Open Society Foundation

MigrationWork CIC was commissioned by the Open Society Foundation to organize and facilitate a round table in May 2017 and produce a report on “Firewalling to Protect”. The Foundation is concerned about the human rights implications of demands from immigration enforcement agencies for access to material held and people served by statutory and voluntary organisations.

SHARE II – Cities that Care, Cities that Share

International Catholic Migration Commission

This learning exchange, managed jointly by ICMC and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, aimed to develop the EU Resettlement network of cities, municipalities, regions and other local bodies involved in, or committed to the resettlement, protection and integration of refugees.

Training and development in North England

Integration Up North

This project sought to improve the strategic work on migration done by statutory authorities in Yorkshire and Humberside. The project was carried out in partnership with Migration Yorkshire and Salford University.

Welcoming refugees/Protecting rights

Amnesty International UK

Study commissioned by Amnesty International UK exploring the scope for building on the experience of Syrian refugee resettlement through local, participatory activity that can challenge and change public understanding and attitudes towards refugee and migrant rights.



EU Eurocities Network

MigrationWork CIC played a key role as a partner with EUROCITIES and 14 major cities of Europe in this innovative project, funded by the European Commission up to May 2014.

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Increasing the Participation of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities in Employment

IMPART: Increasing the Participation of Migrants & Ethnic Minorities in Employment

Berlin Senat / German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

An EU-wide project across seven countries, which uses peer review visits to projects promoting the employment of migrants to find out what increases the chances of them having long-term impact and how EU resources can be used more effectively.

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MIXITIES – Integrating Cities

MIXITIES: Making integration work in Europe’s cities

EU Eurocities Network

Funded by the European Commission and led by Eurocities, this project is designed to promote migrant integration in 16 European cities. MigrationWork is a full project partner, developing benchmarks and leading peer reviews on Anti-Discrimination and Introductory and Language Courses.

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Irregular Migrants: the urgent need for a new approach

Irregular Migrants: The urgent need for a new approach

City Parochial Foundation and Migrants Rights Network

A 2009 project to summarise and explain why we needed to look again at the issues involved in irregular migration and to suggest a new approach.

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More than Words Can Say

More Than Words Can Say

London Voluntary Service Council

More than Words Can Say – A 2009 report reviewing the use of materials translated by the BAMER outreach project, which helps migrant organisations improve their employment practices.

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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Scoping migration work in the UK

Scoping migration work in the UK

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Scoping study on priorities and underdeveloped areas of work in the UK migration field.

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Suite of Casework Guidelines – Scottish Refugee Council

Suite of Casework Guidelines

Scottish Refugee Council

To review the existing casework practices and develop a range of guidelines for staff, managers and volunteers involved in the delivery of advice services in the organisation.

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Other relevant work done by members

MigrationWork’s consultants all bring strong track records to the company. Here are examples of work done by individual members – as freelancers or as staff of relevant organisations – before they joined MigrationWork.

has 10 years of experience in human rights protection and humanitarian assistance including emergency operations. She has supported human rights defenders as well as refugees from varied ethnic and religious backgrounds.

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Institute for Employment Studies (ies)

Rachel Marangozov

The social dimension of intra-EU mobility: Impact on public services – A country study on immigrants from the New Member States to the United Kingdom (2015) Marangozov R, Nafilyan V, Tassinari A, Buzzeo J.

Institute for Employment Studies (ies)

Rachel Marangozov

Benign Neglect? Policies to Support Upward Mobility for Immigrants in the United Kingdom, Marangozov R, Migration Policy Institute, Oct 2014

Institute for Employment Studies (ies)

Rachel Marangozov

Evaluation of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Grants, Marangozov R, Marvell R, Miller L, Newton B, Fletcher L, , Institute for Employment Studies, Sep 2014

Institute for Employment Studies (ies)

Rachel Marangozov

Migrants in low-paid low-skilled work in London, Miller L, Braddell A, Marangozov R, , Institute for Employment Studies, Sep 2013

Mayor of London

Marian Mackintosh

Migration patterns of different ethnic groups in London.

London Research Centre and Health of Londoners

Marian Mackintosh

Estimate of the numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in London.

London Research Centre

Marian Mackintosh

Estimate of the total number of speakers of London’s top 40 languages.

LB Harrow

Marian Mackintosh

Harrow’s diverse communities: Migration and travel patterns.


Sue Lukes

Writing report on Change from Experience project.

European Commission

Bastian Vollmer FRSA

Clandestino-sources of data on irregular migration (2008/09).

Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research

Bastian Vollmer FRSA

National strategies for employment of immigrants and ethnic minorities (2001-2003).

Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research

Bastian Vollmer FRSA

Economic participation of refugees-comparative study (2002-2004).


Sue Lukes

Undocumented Migrants Advice Project.


Assessment of major grants for migration research centres.


Sue Lukes

Developing a local authority service for people with no recourse to public funds, especially women fleeing domestic violence.

Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration

Anna Reisenberger

Review of evidence of impact of arrangements for acquiring citizenship and ABNIs contribution.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Sue Lukes

The equality implications of being a migrant in Britain.

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Home Office

Evaluation of the Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme (VARRP).

Home Office

Evaluation of the Challenge Fund and Purposeful Activities Fund.

African HIV Policy Network (AHPN)

Richard Stanton

Immigration control and migrants living with HIV-new policy perspectives (2009).

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