Over 70 International scholars and practitioners met at the University of Birmingham on 2nd July for the IRiS SAST conference ‘Rethinking integration’.

This conference came at an important time in Europe when much of the focus is on the so-called migrant crisis and on how to keep people outside rather than support resettlement and ‘ where politicians and policymakers have talked about migrants within borders the onus has been on assimilation and the notion migrants should adopt a set of national values and beliefs around which there is no clear consensus’,  Jenny Phillimore writes in her report on the conference. Read the report on IRiS blog: