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 focussing 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.
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
11.00 The role of social networks and capital in refugee integration
12.00 Lunchand networking
If you wish to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place
If you have any queries about the seminar or the research please contact Dr Jenny Phillimorej.email@example.com
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.