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New study explores national identity and political engagement of EU citizens in the UK at the referendum

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In the 2016 referendum on the EU, EU citizens living in the UK were not eligible to vote – irrespective of how long they had spent in the UK. A new study by the Institute of Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) investigates how this group experienced the referendum campaign, and how this affected perceptions of political integration, feelings of membership and national identity.
Date:
26/06/2017

Rome mayor's anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy's Five Star Movement

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Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome? Dr Nando Sigona writes for the Conversation on why Rome's mayor has shifted her stance on welcoming refugees.
Date:
21/06/2017

The tower: how do we tell our children that in 2017, London is burning again?

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In his latest blog post, Dr Nando Sigona argues that Grenfell Tower residents have the right to the city, to stay in their borough, to rebuild their life and to have their many questions answered.
Date:
19/06/2017

Who are the Europeans? New podcast examines issues facing Europeans in the UK

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In the first episode of the 'Breaking Brexit' podcast, Dr Nando Sigona examines one of the main issues EU nationals in the UK are faced with since the referendum: who are 'we'?
Date:
19/06/2017

Brexit, net migration and Eurochildren

Description
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released its quarterly update on net migration. This time the figure, 248,000, the lowest level for nearly three years, is 'favourable' for the government. But what does 'favourable' really mean? Dr Nando Sigona discusses the potential human and emotional costs of Brexit for EU families in the UK and their children, many of whom were born in the UK and hold a British passport.
Date:
02/06/2017

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

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A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017

Is the EU's response to the refugee crisis fuelling marginalisation of migrants in Europe?

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On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Date:
10/04/2017

IRiS academic speaks about implications of labelling migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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In a workshop in Geneva about displacement and migration, Dr Nando Sigona offered some reflections on the implications of adopting different labels to describe the people crossing the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels.
Date:
10/04/2017
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