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Welcoming Week Highlights Communities Sending a Message of Welcome

This week is National Welcoming Week in the United States. National Welcoming Week is a series of local events in towns and cities across the U.S. intended to highlight the contributions of immigrants and refugees to communities, build bridges among diverse local residents, and spur local policy on inclusion. This growing message of welcome isn’t […]

In and Out of Hungary: Migration Trends in a Central-European Country

A small Central-European country with an isolated language, frustrating historical background and escalating political affairs, Hungary has lately become a territory of constantly rewritten narratives of nation and migration. Although migration is of low intensity in Hungary, the topic itself is likely to become of increasing importance in a country with less than 10 million […]

The Second Generation: ‘Migrants’ or ‘Natives’?

My Dad was born in London. My Mum was born in Surrey. I was born with a British passport to British-English parents who themselves were born of British parents (albeit my grandmother came from the exotic depths of Scotland). In a global context of inequality mine is a position of privilege but that didn’t stop […]

Dissecting the relationship between integration and ‘Britishness’

According to the recently published State of the Nation Report, by think-tank British Future, a majority of the British public “reject the idea that a shared society must demand cultural assimilation”. Instead those surveyed understood “respect for the law, for the freedom of speech, and the ability to speak English” to be the foundations for […]

To be or not to be… a migrant? Differing definitions and public perceptions of migrants in the UK

Migration is hotly debated by politicians, journalists and general publics around the world. We debate immigration policies and the various impacts that ‘migrants’ have on our societies, but who these migrants are is often left to our imagination. So who exactly are we talking about when we talk about ‘migrants’?