This event took place on Friday 13 November between 2pm and 6pm. View the programme below for further details.
Home and Away: Migrant and refugee resettlement in the UK
The Boardroom, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
Schedule for Home and Away event
||Welcome and introduction
||Panel 1: Resettlement and the management of refugee arrivals in the UK
Dr Linda Tip (University of Sussex)
Richard Williams (Brighton-based consultant, formerly worked for the Refugee Council and European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE))
Nick Scott-Flynn (consultant working in the voluntary sector, managed previous resettlement and evacuation programmes)
Chair: Dr Mike Collyer (University of Sussex)
||Panel 2: Unaccompanied children and the long journey to settlement
Irene Mezheritsy-Tsherit (teacher specialising in English as an Additional Language)
Rob Lloyd (Red Cross)
Jackie Chase (Radio Free Brighton)
Chair: Jo Wilding (Garden Court Chambers and University of Brighton)
||Networking time - suggested groups: education, children, resettlement, research, responses to new protection realities. This is an opportunity for attendees to discuss future networks (formal or informal), collaborations, ideas, events, information sharing and so on.
Links and useful information
Dr Mike Collyer is leading the ESRC-funded study, Optimising refugee resettlement in the UK: a comparative analysis, co-ordinated by Dr Linda Tip, at the University of Sussex School of Global Studies.
The University of Brighton research on unaccompanied children seeking asylum is part of a wider European comparative study called: In whose best interest? Exploring Unaccompanied Minors’ Rights Through the Lens of Migration and Asylum Procedures (MinAs). The research took place in the UK, France, Austria and Slovenia. For more information, visit the European MinAs project page.
Video footage from presentations is available on this event page.
Visit the Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) webpage for more information about sustainable partnerships providing an enduring benefit to local communities and to the University of Brighton.
This event was an opportunity to share understanding about the current resettlement experiences of migrants and refugees in the UK. Bringing together non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers, teachers, theatre practitioners, academics and representatives from the ESRC, it brought together different interests, both from practice and research. Through dissemination and discussion, it is hoped that we contribute to the debate about what works and influence policymaking in this field.
Four email networks were formed at the end of the event: resettlement, children, research and education, which will enable attendees to continue exchanging ideas and experiences and build collaboration.