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We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else

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Migration is a central theme in the debate over Britain's membership of the EU before the referendum in June. But the focus is often upon migrants from eastern Europe, with migrants from everywhere else in Europe largely absent from such discussions. Perhaps because those from the east are newer to the European community, it is they who are often portrayed as a problem.
Date:
23/04/2016

Are you listening Sir Bob – Birmingham wins the RCUK Urban Living Partnership Call - a new big boost towards Birmingham as the collaborative future city

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Richard Kenny narrates some of the journey so far in responding to this Call and tries to put his finger on Birmingham's initial success in engaging with RCUK and Innovate UK in their radical joined up approach to future cities, urban living and innovation.
Date:
22/04/2016

Ewan Fernie in Belgrade

Ewan Fernie in Belgrade
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Professor Ewan Fernie (Shakespeare Institute) led a day-long event to mark the Shakespeare anniversary in Belgrade.
Date:
22/04/2016

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else

We must stop looking at EU migrants as coming from two Europes – the east, and everywhere else
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Catherine Harris in The Conversation: Six countries account for half of the EU migrants to the UK – but they're not all from eastern Europe.
Date:
21/04/2016

Blog: The Rwanda Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) public works and women's empowerment

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Written by Pamela Pozarny. In early April I attended the fifth Transfer Project (TP) meeting in Addis Ababa. Launched in 2008, the Transfer Project Workshop is a research and learning initiative, supporting improved knowledge and practice on social transfers in Sub-Sahara Africa. The broad objective of the TP is sharing latest research findings, methodologies, experiences and lessons learned among partners.
Date:
21/04/2016

Blog: What is a Contested Conventions – and What Would One Mean for the GOP?

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Written by Adam Quinn, Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/04/2016

Drone Security: Why we need to develop new safety procedures

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"The need to develop new procedures for drones [RPA] to operate safely in or near controlled airspace is a matter requiring urgent attention in order to ensure air safety and to assure public confidence." Birmingham Policy Commission on the Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK, 2014.
Date:
21/04/2016

Drone Security: Why we need to develop new safety procedures

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"The need to develop new procedures for drones [RPA] to operate safely in or near controlled airspace is a matter requiring urgent attention in order to ensure air safety and to assure public confidence." Birmingham Policy Commission on the Security Impact of Drones: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK, 2014.
Date:
21/04/2016

Blog: The May local elections: A selection of those in the metropolitan boroughs

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Written by Chris Game. Chris Game is a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
Date:
21/04/2016

The Next Steps for the Combined Authority and the Midlands Engine

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On 1 June 2016 the West Midlands Combined Authority comes into effect. With that in mind, Insider hosted an event at Birmingham Business School to explore the next steps for the Combined Authority and the Midlands Engine.
Date:
21/04/2016
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