Social networks, social capital and refugee integration

Locations
28 Bedford Square, London, Nuffield Foundation, WC1B 3JS
Category
Research, Social Sciences
Date(s)
Friday 26th April 2013 (10:00-12:30)
Contact

If you wish to attend please contact a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk to reserve a place

If you have any queries about the seminar or the research please contact Dr Jenny Phillimore j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

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Description

The role of social capital in the integration of migrants has been debated extensively with much attention focused around the question of what type of social capital is most beneficial to both integration and social cohesion.

This seminar explores some of these issues focusing specifically on the findings of the Nuffield Foundation funded Social Capital and Refugee Integration research project.  Researchers from the Universities of Birmingham and Cardiff will present their re-analysis of the Survey of New Refugees and new data from a survey examining integration priorities.  The seminar will provide answers to the following questions:

  • What are refugees’ integration priorities and how do they compare to the priorities of others working in the field?
  • What types of social network and social capital do refugees possess?
  • What is the relationship between different types of network and capital and other indicators of integration?
  • What types of social network and social capital are most beneficial for refugee integration?

The seminar will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners and researchers working in the field of refugee integration or interested in social capital and/or social cohesion.

Programme

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.15 Welcome and introduction to the seminar

10.30 Conceptualising social networks, social capital and integration in the Survey of New Refugees

10.50 Questions

11.00 The role of social networks and capital in refugee integration

11.30 Questions

11.50 Wherenext?

12.00 Lunchand networking

How to register

If you wish to attend please contact a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk to reserve a place

If you have any queries about the seminar or the research please contact Dr Jenny Phillimore j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

Please note Due to the constraints of Nuffield’s listed Georgian building, access or facilities cannot be provided for wheelchair users, nor facilities for people with severe hearing impairments.  People with mobility needs should contact the Foundation for guidance in advance of visiting the building.