Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees (GLIMER)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh

Abstract

The current movement of peoples from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria into the EU has been described as a 'refugee crisis'. The aim of this project is to work towards innovative solutions that transform this crisis into an opportunity for European cities. Our goal is to generate theoretically informed but empirically grounded data that is able, through best practice sharing and reporting, to advise policy-makers and stakeholders on how workable solutions can be found to integrate displaced migrants and refugees. Inspired by the success of 'welcoming cities' in southern Italy, we will work with civil society groups, local authorities, businesses, citizens and refugee groups in order to support sustainable urban development and the successful integration of diverse communities. We will focus on medium sized cities in both Southern and Northern Europe and a key aspect of the project will be dedicated to investigating how the local governance of new arrivals can secure successful integration across a range of indicators. This research will be carried out in close collaboration with practitioners with the aim of co-producing knowledge that can be beneficial for a range of stakeholders including civil society groups and NGOs as well as municipalities. GLIMER will generate research that will help European cities and regions that have seen population decline, skills shortages and fragmentation in communities to understand how to incorporate displaced migrants and refugees in ways that are sustainable and mutually beneficial.

Planned Impact

The programme of activities planned for dissemination will deliver substantive capacity building, by developing networks of collaboration between a range of practitioners and policy makers, foster knowledge exchange between different agencies and facilitate evidence-based policy and practice. GLIMER will therefore mediate processes of knowledge exchange between academics, service users, practitioners and policy makers, and contribute to better practice and research-informed policy on the incorporation of migrants and refugees. The programme will be disseminated widely through the database we have maintained through our previous projects (see table 5.1 of the main document).

GLIMER has secured a range of confirmed local and national stakeholder partners to ensure that impact will be achieved for the short, medium and long term. These will be pursued through collaborations including (in Scotland) Stirling City Council; City of Edinburgh Council; Glasgow City Council; South Lanarkshire Council; Scottish Refugee Council; Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA); The Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS), Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO), and the Bridges Programmes; (in Italy) Comune di Acquaformosa, Comune di Mendicino, Comune di Riace, Regione Calabria, Servizio centrale del sistema di protezione per richiedenti asilo e rifugiati (SPRAR), Cittalia (National Association of Italian Municipalities) and La Kasbah; (in Sweden) Save the Children, Partnership Skåne, Malmö Stad (City of Malmö), Landskrona kommun (Municipality of Landskrona), Helsingborgs kommun (Municipality of Helsingborg), Trelleborgs kommun (Municipality of Trelleborg), Region Skåne (County Council of Scania), Skåne Stadsmission, Ensamkommandes förbund (Association of the unaccompanied), Arbetsförmedlingen (The Swedish Public Employment Service), IM Swedish Development Partner, and Yalla Trappan; (in Cyprus) the Ministry of Interior, Nicosia Municipality, UNHCR Cyprus, the Future World Center, the Asylum Unit, Aequitas NGO and the National Machinery for Women's Rights (Please see Appendix 2: Letters of Intent).

The major non-academic beneficiaries include: (a) migrant and refugee groups; (b) service providers from a range of organisations (public and third sector) and policy makers; (c) general public. In the medium term, participation in the project events and materials produced as a result of the project events are expected to produce impact through:
1. Better service delivery and provision for migrant and refugee groups as practitioners and service managers participating in events drive the agenda for improved service performance and targeting of services at the specific needs; we will send a short survey to all participants after each workshop asking if any of the ideas shared in the seminars have translated into changes in practice or ideas for possible changes;
2. Better informed, inclusive policies at local authority level and national level in terms of support available to settled migrant in the short and long term, to ensure better opportunities for inclusion and social cohesion at community level; we will monitor new policies issued by local authorities, governmental organisations, to record impact;
3. Better communication between migrants and refugees and service providers, through sustained consultation with service users and improved know-how for practitioners on how to implement findings in service delivery; we will assess this through ongoing interactions with practitioners taking part in the project activities and families;
4. Sustained collaboration between different agencies involved in supporting migrant groups and also between academics, policy makers and service providers.
 
Title 'GLIMER (Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees)' film 
Description GLIMER Project Film, 'GLIMER (Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees)', showcasing the project's findings on accommodation, language provision, labour market integration and gender inequality across the project's case studies of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland, Sweden, Italy and Cyprus. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Not aware of any impact 
URL https://www.glimer.eu/media/glimer-film/
 
Description Service delivery frameworks
Countries tend to have two-tiered systems that operate in parallel to provide for the short and long-term housing needs of displaced migrants. All countries provide short-term accommodation services for asylum seekers that are intended to provide for the immediate needs of newly arrived migrants. In Italy, refugees are initially housed in 'extraordinary reception centres', also known as CAS, when they arrive. CAS accommodation is provided by a network of Prefectures that work in collaboration with third/private sectors. Arrangements are governed by 'terms of reference' agreements that specify the period of stay which should be limited to the amount of time necessary before they are transferred to more permanent accommodation as CAS is unsuitable for long-term stays. These agreements are used to award public contracts and include the local authority in whose territory the accommodation is located.

A similar system operates in Scotland where the Dispersal Scheme provides the first means of accommodation for displaced migrants who have yet to be awarded refugee status. The Dispersal Scheme, however, differs in that it only operates in Glasgow City, not UK wide and is not operated by the local authority but rather is outsourced to a private contractor called Serco. In the event that asylum seekers and refugees do not have recourse to public funds, emergency housing for these migrants falls to the third sector. In Cyprus, the first option for accommodation for asylum seekers is the Reception Centre in Kofinou (RCK). Since the RCK was initially designed as a temporary place of residence, refugees are not legally allowed to be accommodated in the centre. However, in 2017 the maximum amount of time that an asylum seeker is allowed to stay in the centre was increased from three months to six months.

Lastly, asylum seekers who arrive in Sweden may choose to stay in 'Facility Accommodation' arranged by the Swedish Migration Agency or in 'Own Accommodation' which is arranged by the asylum seeker themselves. Most short-term accommodation systems are not forward thinking as they were not envisaged to be permanent. Short-term accommodation systems are typically for asylum seekers which is, in theory, supposed to be a temporary classification while their application is being processed. As a result, accommodation systems responding to the short-term needs of this population are imposed on the basis on immediate need and do not always have the health and care of migrants as the main objective. Furthermore, reception centre capacity is much lower than actual demand and although it is supposed to be temporary, reception centres are housing asylum seekers and refugees much longer than expected. As a result, the quality of living conditions in reception centres becomes questionable as hygiene facilities are insufficient and disability friendly spaces are rare.

While asylum seekers who cannot secure a space in reception centres or local authority schemes are sometimes free to arrange their own accommodation, social welfare service frameworks that are meant to facilitate this process often come with many administrative issues that prevent a smooth transition. For example, landlords in Cyprus are reluctant to rent to asylum seekers and refugees because not only is rental allowance not enough to cover the standard cost of living, but rental dues are also often delayed due to the administrative process that delivers the rental allowance. Lastly, disjointed accommodation governance within short-term accommodation schemes and between short and long-term accommodation schemes create points of transition which may heighten the vulnerability of asylum seekers and refugees if any coordination between stakeholders breaks down. This is the case in Scotland where the short-term Dispersal Scheme is only in Glasgow and refugees are highly vulnerable to temporary homelessness if there is any lapse in communication.

Similarly in Sweden, the accommodation route chosen at the beginning of the asylum process determines migrants' ability to access municipal accommodation in the future. Essentially, if an asylum seeker arranges their own accommodation from the beginning, they will be ineligible for municipal accommodation once they are granted refugee status. This fragmented governance structure places additional barriers to an already limited pool of options for asylum seekers and refugees and can place families in unfavourable and uncertain situations that may delay economic and social integration.

With the exception of Cyprus, countries typically have a separate long-term housing scheme for refugees. For example, municipalities in Sweden must organise accommodation for refugees within two months of a decision being made. Once asylum seekers receive a positive residence decision, newly designated refugees who stayed in 'Facility
Accommodation' are moved to the municipal reception system, while refugees who chose to arrange their own accommodation remain responsible for their accommodation. In Scotland, local authorities take over once a refugee determination is made if the new refugee has recourse to public funds. This is implemented through the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) which applies to all 32 local authorities, not just Glasgow City as is the case with the Dispersal Scheme. Lastly, in Italy long-term accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees is provided through the Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (SPRAR) which operates through networks across local authorities that have access to the National Fund for Asylum Policies and Services (FNPSA).

Most long-term accommodation systems try to incorporate resettlement with community planning. With the exception of Cyprus which does not have a long-term accommodation scheme, the transition from short-term accommodation to long-term integration has a degree of community planning to it. For example, SPRAR in Italy is a long-term system based on territorial networks and is known as an integrated management system that goes beyond food distribution and emergency accommodation and uses refugee resettlement to repopulate certain blighted areas. By providing legal and social guidance and assistance to develop plans for inclusion and socio-economic integration, the refugee and asylum seeker reception system plays a capillary function for urban regeneration where diasporic communities have repopulated small and medium-sized urban spaces.

Similarly, in Scotland, the VPRS allows for increased autonomy of local government which results in a balance between providing shelter for refugees and community planning needs. Here, VPRS is seen as having regenerative potential by allowing local authorities to tap into existing housing stock, both social and private, in areas experiencing depopulation. It has been found that this provides a better housing experience for not only displaced migrants, but local stakeholders as well.

Local implementation
While ultimate responsibility to provide accommodation services falls on local authorities and municipalities, third and private sectors also play a critical role in accommodation service delivery frameworks often filling acute gaps, but not always with the best outcome. In Italy, both CAS and SPRAR are activated locally between local authorities and private social enterprises. A synergy has been created between public authorities and the private sector which is comprised of organisations, associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) where these actors are able to help local governments so long as they have established themselves as trusted players through their work on reception projects. However, collaboration between public and private actors can have varying outcomes. In Scotland for example, local authorities have considerable knowledge and expertise in mobilising resources and services that come with providing housing for people in need. Nevertheless, the transfer of responsibility from the local authority a private contractor in the Dispersal Scheme represents a loss of policy control which has implications for urban planning and community development. This complex governance structure adversely affects asylum seeker accommodation provision, pressurises and disenfranchises service providers at the local level and creates hierarchies of engagement and representation that inhibits successful multilevel governance. As a result, third-sector organisations in Glasgow have limited dialogue with government even though they provide crucial frontline support for those who fall between statutory gaps. In Sweden, while civil society stakeholders are not strong partners in providing accommodation for displaced migrants, municipalities play a more active role in organising accommodation for both refugees and asylum seekers. Local municipalities arrange contracts between public and private housing companies that sublet housing units and recently arrived migrants through 'social contracts'.

These sublets are considered 'Facility Accommodation', can vary in terms of length of time and permanency and can be private or shared. Even with this active participation by municipalities, it can be difficult to find housing suitable for families with children as housing units may include apartments, temporary module housing, redesigned former day care centres and homes for the elderly and hospital buildings. Underpinning accommodation arrangements for displaced migrants is the reality that Sweden suffers from an extensive shortage of affordable housing which has led to growing housing inequalities - a structural reality that can differ across localities. Lastly, in the absence of a workable long-term accommodation framework in Cyprus, NGOs collaborate with local authorities to fill in the gaps where the state essentially 'buys' services from the third sector to carry out certain activities. These integration projects are highly dependent on European and national funding and are usually short-term an unsustainable. As a result, the lack of decentralised action to provide long-term accommodation on the part of government pushes displaced migrants to the private housing market where housing is unaffordable and social welfare services have antiquated and extensive documentation requirements that can be barriers to securing housing.

Missing data and policy infrastructure
It is important to ensure that key overarching policy guidance is in place - something that was not consistent across jurisdictions. In Cyprus, the vast majority of applicants are unable to secure shelter at the RCK, the only one of its kind on the island and are therefore dispersed throughout the island. However, there is little-to-no data on where displaced migrants live, under what conditions, or whether they depend on social welfare benefits or are employed. This is in addition to the fact that there is no legal framework to design integration policies that provide solutions for recent arrivals to successfully settle into new communities. Similarly, in Sweden Settlement law does not contain regulations or guidance on what accommodation municipalities are to provide, such as standards or cost, both of which can vary between and even within municipalities. Lastly in Scotland, Glasgow City Council lost policy control over the Dispersal Scheme in the transfer of power to a private contractor which means the City has minimal scope to plan.
Ultimately, accommodation is not being upheld as a universal right for many asylum seekers and refugees. The various cross-cutting trends often create unequal treatment for different categories of displaced people which can create a contentious dynamic between asylum seekers and resettled refugees. Most importantly, these short-comings often lead to homelessness, both temporary and chronic, an issue that was identified across all countries. Homelessness can affect asylum seekers and refugees in both short and long-term accommodation arrangements, and the recommendations laid out in this brief aim to mitigate that outcome and foster successful long-term social integration and economic independence.
Exploitation Route Greater research is required on the ways:

1. Context specific ways that the needs of asylum seekers and refugees should be considered within mainstream housing policy through integrated accommodation solutions developed by local governments.

2. Reasons for the transition between short and long-term accommodation schemes must be carefully managed to prevent lapse in coverage and inevitable homelessness.

3. How social welfare services can be more flexible and offer immediate on- the-ground support to newly arrived asylum seekers.

4. If the sustainability and suitability of using short-term accommodation for long-term housing needs is appropriate.

5. The role for central governments to better support local authorities and collaboration between local administrators and private/third sector organisations, and the ways this can be encouraged with close oversight provided by local authorities.

6. How responsibility should be evenly distributed, to the extent possible, across all local authorities for both short and long-term accommodation schemes.

7. If the role of stakeholders collaborating at the local level can ensure there is a safety-net in place to absorb people who lose accommodation eligibility following denied applications.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.glimer.eu
 
Description Our report, written for Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) 20th Anniversary explained the change that took place in Glasgow since the beginning of the Dispersal programme that has brought thousands of asylum seekers and refugees to the city since the early 2000s. Please see https://www.glimer.eu/integration-after-dispersal-reflections-on-a-20-year-milestone-for-maryhill-integration-network-glasgow/
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation of Scotland Work Package 4 Report: Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland: Provision and Governance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/housing-needs-minority-ethnic-groups-evidence-review/pages/9/
 
Description Citation of Scotland Work Package 5 Policy Brief: Improving labour market access for refugees in Scotland: Key findings and recommendations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/family-migration-understanding-drivers-impacts-support-needs-migra...
 
Description Citation of Scottish Work Package 5 Report: Displaced Migration and Labour Market Governance in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/family-migration-understanding-drivers-impacts-support-needs-migra...
 
Description Expert Reference Group on COVID-19 and Ethnicity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.scot/groups/expert-reference-group-on-covid-19-and-ethnicity/
 
Description The University of Edinburgh CoA Funding (as part of CoA allocation for UKRI grants affected by COVID-19)
Amount £30,972 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description Collaboration project with Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow 
Organisation Maryhill Integration Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration project between GLIMER and Maryhill Integration Network to research and write report drawing on 20 years of Dispersal experience of one of the oldest community organisations in Glasgow, Maryhill Integration Network (MIN). The project conducted 12 remote interviews with participants from diverse groups, including MIN's service users, staff, volunteers, directors, founding members as well as people from the public sector who have worked with MIN and people engaged in refugee-related subjects long enough to observe MIN's place in this landscape, who have reflected on how a small church group evolved into an organisation pioneering "us" based integration, using innovative methods, and engaging with the policy interventions. Findings from the report underline the development and maturing of extensive networks of support and solidarity, as well as the experience and expertise built in Glasgow over the last 20 years.
Collaborator Contribution GLIMER's Research Fellow Emma Hill worked with Maryhill Integration Network to organise the logistics of this project and help bring the report summarising the findings together.
Impact Maryhill Integration Network 20 Year Anniversary Report (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yrEDFq2d0568hhTD-BRzAPztKWqelGsI/view)
Start Year 2021
 
Description 'Building skills: Professional training courses in Calabria with Comunità Progetto Sud' - Marina Galati, Maria Elena Godino & Rosanna Liotti (Translated by Timothy Peace) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog article written by Italian stakeholders discussing professional training courses with Comunità Progetto Sud project in Calabria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.glimer.eu/building-skills-professional-training-courses-in-calabria-with-communita-proget...
 
Description 'Housing for refugees in Sweden' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Housing for refugees in Sweden'. Paper presentation by GLIMER Sweden team at the annual IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion) conference on 27 June 2019 at Malmö University, Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.imiscoe.org/
 
Description 'Race Equality in Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER Principal Investigator Nasar Meer addressed the Scottish Parliament Equality & Human Rights Committee on 28 November 2019 on the topic 'Race Equality in Scotland'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-and-human-rights-committee-november-28-2019
 
Description 'Refugee-refugee Relationality, Solidarity and Care in/as Research' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER co-sponsored workshop and public lecture on research ethics and displacement in the Global North and South, 2 October 2019, Edinburgh, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/events/
 
Description 'Towards more evidence-based policies on the integration of migrants and refugees in the Scottish and European labour markets' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event for policymakers at the Scottish Parliament, 11 March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Analysing connections between racism and immigrant integration across EU/Spanish policies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'Analysing connections between racism and immigrant integration across EU/Spanish policies'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/analysing-connections-between-racism-and-immigrant-integration-across-euspanis...
 
Description COVID-19 racial inequalities and Swedish experiences - what is the gap about? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on how the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed racial inequalities for asylym seekers and refugees in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/covid-19-racial-inequalities-and-swedish-experiences/
 
Description Closing borders to refugees is not the answer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on border closures for refugees and asylum seekers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/closing-borders-to-refugees-is-not-the-answer/
 
Description Consortium and Stakeholder meeting, Calabria, September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 day consortium meeting to discuss progress of project and future work. 1 day stakeholder meeting where stakeholders from each country case were invited to discuss next work package to inform policy brief.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Consortium and stakeholder meeting, Malmo, February/March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 day consortium meeting to discuss progress of project and future work. 1 day stakeholder meeting where stakeholders from each country case were invited to discuss next work package to inform policy brief.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consortium meeting, Edinburgh, February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with whole project team to discuss progress of project and future work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Coronavirus: We Are Risking a Covid-19 Tragedy in Europe's Refugee Camps' article published in The Scotsman newspaper, 7 April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nasar Meer wrote an Opinion Piece article, 'Coronavirus: We Are Risking a Covid-19 Tragedy in Europe's Refugee Camps' article published in The Scotsman newspaper, 7 April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/coronavirus-we-are-risking-covid-19-tragedy-europes...
 
Description Despite migration restrictions after the 'refugee crisis', Sweden's integration policies are still favourable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on report written by Sweden colleagues on recent developments of integration policies for beneficiaries of international protection in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/despite-migration-restrictions-after-the-refugee-crisis-swedens-integration-po...
 
Description Donatella Loprieno - The Italian decree on immigration and security: where next? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discuss the political situation in Italy and the implications for immigration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/italian-decree-on-immigration/
 
Description Donatella Loprieno and Anna Elia - Between emigration, immigration and reception in the South of Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing differing immigration in North and South Italy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/the-south-of-italy-between-emigration-immigration-and-reception/
 
Description Emma Hill - 'Borderlines: Reflections on Researching Displaced Migration in Scotland and the Decolonial Agenda' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In May 2019, GLIMER Research Fellow, Dr Emma Hill, presented on 'Borderlines: Reflections on Researching Displaced Migration in Scotland and the Decolonial Agenda' at the Decolonising Feminist Knowledge: Reflections on Research and Curriculum, Workshop organised by the Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives Project in Edinburgh, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/pir_distinguished_scholar_series/professor_kimberle_w._crenshaw/2018_...
 
Description Emma Hill - 'Dis)Place(ment) Revisited? Regeneration and Asylum Seeker Accommodation: A Return to Glasgow, Cities and Mobilities Stream' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given by GLIMER Research Fellow, Dr Emma Hill, on 'Dis)Place(ment) Revisited? Regeneration and Asylum Seeker Accommodation: A Return to Glasgow, Cities and Mobilities Stream', BSA Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://journals.sagepub.com/bsa_annual_conference_2019
 
Description Emma Hill - 'New Scots: (Re)writing Somali Narratives in Scotland', March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'New Scots: (Re)writing Somali Narratives in Scotland', Intercultural Research Centre Symposium (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, March 2019). Presentation discussing integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow, particularly Somali refugees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Emma Hill - 'New Scots: Somali Narratives in Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project Research Fellow Emma Hill gave presentation: 'New Scots: Somali Narratives in Scotland' at EICSP Annual Conference: Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Welcoming the World - Extending our World', Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Edinburgh, June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.britsoc.co.uk/about/latest-news/2018/october/new-scots-re-writing-somali-histories-in-sc...
 
Description Emma Hill - 'Race and migration stories amongst Glasgow Somalis', December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Race and migration stories amongst Glasgow Somalis' Race and Migration: Is Scotland Different, CNAM event, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh: December 2017). Presentation discussing integration of refugees and asylum seekers, in particular Somali refugees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emma Hill - 'Rethinking the role of the local in responses to displaced migration in Europe' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by GLIMER Research Fellow Emma Hill: 'Rethinking the role of the local in responses to displaced migration in Europe' at Ustinov College's Global Citizenship Programme Annual Conference (UAC) 2019, 6 July 2019, Durham, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/ustinov.college/scholarly/conference/
 
Description Emma Hill - 'Unpacking Empire at the border: Somali Bajuni disputed nationality cases and the UK asylum system', December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Unpacking Empire at the border: Somali Bajuni disputed nationality cases and the UK asylum system', Ongoing Legacies Network (OLIRN) Symposium (University of Edinburgh, December 2018). Presentation discussing integration of refugees and asylum seekers, in particular Somali refugees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emma Hill - Cross Party Group for Social Science 13 March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attending Cross Party Group on Social Science, Scottish Parliament, March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Emma Hill - JPI Urban Strategic Dialogue, Bucharest, April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dialogue about GLIMER particularly Urban Living Labs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emma Hill - New Scots Evidence Group, 18 January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance at working group to inform New Scots policy in Scotland on refugee and asylum integration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Emma Hill - Serco evictions and asylum accommodation governance: the consequences of a reserved neoliberal accommodation model for displaced migrants in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the Serco evictions in July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/serco-evictions-and-asylum-accommodation-governance-the-consequences-of-a-reser...
 
Description Emma Hill - Talk at United Nations University, Italy, 10 October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emma Hill, University of Edinburgh, gave talk on GLIMER within presentation 'Addressing xenophobia: representations of migration and the role of the media' at United National University, Italy, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Emma Hill - blog '(Re)Writing Somali Histories? Editorial for Black History Month 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Omar, M. and E. Hill (2018) '(Re)Writing Somali Histories? Editorial for Black History Month, British Sociological Association. Blog discussing integration of refugees and asylum seekers, in particular Somali refugees in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.britsoc.co.uk/about/latest-news/2018/october/new-scots-re-writing-somali-histories-in-sc...
 
Description Emma Hill and Ellen Cummings 'Challenges and Solutions to Refugee Integration in Europe: Stakeholder Vlog' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Created a vlog post from stakeholder meeting in Calabria, regarding stakeholders' take on integration of refugees and the challenges that come with this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/gsiiaMF61l4
 
Description Emma Hill and Tim Peace - New Scots Evidence Group, 11 October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance at group to inform New Scots policy in Scotland on refugee and asylum integration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emma Hill, Timothy Peace, Nasar Meer - Reclaiming the local? Asylum accommodation provision in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the COMPASS contracts relating to asylum accommodation in Glasgow as they come up for renewal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/reclaiming-the-local/
 
Description Erica Righard - 'Governance of accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees. Changing policy responses to the 'refugee crisis' in the 1990s and 2010s' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erica Righard & Mikaela Herbert from GLIMER Sweden team gave paper presentation 'Governance of accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees. Changing policy responses to the 'refugee crisis' in the 1990s and 2010s' at the ENHR (European Network for Housing Research) conference on 28 August 2019 at Harokopio University, Athens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.enhr.net/
 
Description Erica Righard - 'Language education and training for asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erica Righard of project's Sweden team presented paper, 'Language education and training for asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees', at The Migration Seminar, MIM, Malmö University, Sweden on 2 May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Erica Righard - Talk at Gotenburg Book Fair, September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk on GLIMER research at Gotenborg Book Fair, Sept 18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://goteborg-bookfair.com/?utm_campaign=2208455_GLIMER%20newsletter%20-%20October%202018&utm_med...
 
Description Erica Righard and Klara Oberg - Refugees, Borders and Membership confernece, Malmo University, October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised the 'Shelter, Housing, Home - Governance and everyday encounters among asylum seekers, refugees and other displaced groups in Europe' workshop and presented their paper 'National and municipal policy regarding the organization of housing refugees'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Erica Righard and Klara Oberg - Who can be the most hostile to migration in Sweden? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing migration legislation during Swedish elections 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/who-can-be-the-most-hostile-to-migration-in-sweden/
 
Description Essential, yet expendable: how a pandemic revealed the role of displaced migrants in the Cyprus labour market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the role of displaced migrants in the Cyprus labour market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/essential-yet-expendable-how-a-pandemic-revealed-the-role-of-displaced-migrant...
 
Description Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK - 11 October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER Principal Investigator Nasar Meer participated in the Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, UK on 11 October 2019 to mark twenty years since the publication of The Macpherson Report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.scot/newsandmediacentre/112784.aspx
 
Description GLIMER April 2020 Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER April 2020 newsletter detailing news and activities from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1KO7S-9F941IMY3A/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER Consortium & Stakeholder Meeting, 11-13 September 2019, Glasgow, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consortium project meeting with whole GLIMER team, 11-13 September 2019 in Glasgow, UK, discussing GLIMER project and work packages discussing skills training & labour market integration for refugees and asylum seekers, and stakeholder meeting to hear from stakeholders about WP5 on labour market integration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/events/
 
Description GLIMER Consortium Meeting, 19 March 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consortium project meeting, held 19 March 2020, discussing GLIMER project and work package on gender dynamics for the integration of refugees and asylum seekers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GLIMER December 2020 Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER December 2020 Newsletter launching new GLIMER film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1OOI8-69FE4AF933620227941IMY47D50A5482278D8D/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER December 2021 Final Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER Final Newsletter curating highlights from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1TG4X-69FE4AF933620227941IMY47D50A5482278D8D/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER June 2020 Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER June 2020 Newsletter detailing news and activities from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1LOT1-9F941IMY3A/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER March 2021 Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER March 2021 Newsletter launching new outputs from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1PUBE-69FE4AF933620227941IMY47D50A5482278D8D/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER October 2020 Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER October 2020 Newsletter detailing news and activities from the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mailings.ed.ac.uk/2MQP-1NXAF-69FE4AF933620227941IMY47D50A5482278D8D/cr.aspx
 
Description GLIMER project celebrates World Refugee Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'GLIMER project celebrates World Refugee Day'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/glimer-project-celebrates-world-refugee-day/
 
Description Game of labels: identification of highly skilled migrants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'Game of labels: identification of highly skilled migrants'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/game-of-labels-identification-of-highly-skilled-migrants/
 
Description Henrik Emilsson: 'Housing for refugees in Sweden: from negotiations between the state and local municipalities, to a top-down enforcement' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog article discussing housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/housing-for-refugees-in-sweden/
 
Description Housing for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe, 26 June 2019 (part of Refugee Festival Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A team from the GLIMER project presented the findings from their research into housing for refugees and asylum seekers across Europe. Successes and failures will be discussed from across the case studies as we as what can be learned to improve accommodation for displaced migrants. This was followed by a roundtable discussion involving key stakeholders who work with displaced migrants in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/events/
 
Description How Covid is being used to stop lone child refugees joining family in UK' article published in The Scotsman newspaper, 4 May 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nasar Meer wrote an article, 'How Covid is being used to stop lone child refugees joining family in UK' article published in The Scotsman newspaper, 4 May 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/how-covid-being-used-stop-lone-child-refugees-joining-family-u...
 
Description How migrants get trapped in the discursive labyrinth towards citizenship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'How migrants get trapped in the discursive labyrinth towards citizenship'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/how-migrants-get-trapped-in-the-discursive-labyrinth-towards-citizenship/
 
Description Integration after Dispersal? Reflections on a 20-year milestone for Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'Integration after Dispersal? Reflections on a 20-year milestone for Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/integration-after-dispersal-reflections-on-a-20-year-milestone-for-maryhill-in...
 
Description JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference, ' Stepping up the Game - Driving Urban Transitions', 12 November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nasar Meer and Maria Angeli attended and exhibited GLIMER project at JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference, 'Stepping up the Game - Driving Urban Transitions', held 12 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.delegia.com/app/netattm/attendee/page/98517
 
Description JPI Urban Project's Meeting 2020 & ENSUF Final Event, 29 September 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Timothy Peace and Erica Righard attended JPI Urban Europe cross-call projects meeting and combined ENSUF Final Event for projects and stakeholders, held 29 September 2020, and shared some of the GLIMER project results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/event-calendar/ensuf-final-event/
 
Description Josie Christodoulou - Homelessness: a growing threat for asylum seekers in Cyprus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing accommodation provision for asylum seekers and refugees in Cyprus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/asylum-homelessness-cyprus/
 
Description Josie Christodoulou - Who does the firsty work? Cyprus visa laws for South East Asian domestic workers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing immigration in Cyprus, in particular relating to domestic workers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/who-does-the-dirty-work-cyprus-visa-laws-for-south-east-asian-domestic-workers/
 
Description Keynote address at IRiS International Conference, 'Migration and superdiversity beyond "deficits and dividends"', held 9-11 September 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nasar Meer gave keynote speech at IRiS International Conference, 'Migration and superdiversity beyond "deficits and dividends"', held 9-11 September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.integrim.eu/migration-superdiversity-beyond-deficits-dividends/
 
Description Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland and Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER held Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland and Europe event on 13 September 2019 in Glasgow, UK to present findings from across our four European sites on language provision for asylum seekers and refugees, and held a panel discussion with ESOL providers and policymakers in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/events/
 
Description Maria Angeli & Emma Hill - Presentations at JPI Urban Cofund Smart Urban Futures Midterm Conference, Oslo, Norway, 21 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations given by Maria Angeli from Cyrpus team and Emma Hill from Scotland team at JPI Urban Cofund Smart Urban Futures Midterm Conference, Oslo, Norway, 21 May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/event-calendar/era-net-cofund-smart-urban-futures-call-ensuf-midterm-even...
 
Description Maria Angelia - 'Gender-neutral policies are gender-blind policies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog article discussing language training policies for asylum seekers and refugees in Cyprus in relation to gender.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/gender-neutral-policies-are-gender-blind-policies/
 
Description Ministry of Interior Cyprus workshop on 'Implementing, Monitoring & Measuring Integration', Cyprus, 9 December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Maria Angeli of GLIMER Cyprus team attended Ministry of Interior Cyprus workshop on 'Implementing, Monitoring & Measuring Integration', Cyprus, 9 December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nasar Meer - GLIMER of Hope article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An article on the Pan European Networks website explaing GLIMER
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nasarmeer.com/uploads/7/7/4/6/7746984/glimer_overview.pdf
 
Description Nasar Meer - Keynote at the IX Migration Congress, Autonomous University in Barcelona, September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER's Principal Investigator, Professor Nasar Meer, gave a keynote at the IX Migration Congress, held at the Autonomous University in Barcelona in September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://geografia.uab.cat/migracions/eng/
 
Description Nasar Meer - Keynote presentation: 'Cities of Fears, Cities of Hopes, and the 'Refugee Crisis' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER Principal Investigator Nasar Meer gave keynote presentation: 'Cities of Fears, Cities of Hopes, and the 'Refugee Crisis' at European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference 2019, Manchester, UK, 21 August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/media/videos/
 
Description Nasar Meer - Living with Islamaphobia conference, Berlin, Oct 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Involved in panel discussion regarding the process of radicalisation in Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description New Scots Language and Education subgroup meeting, 11 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emma Hill attended New Scots Language and Education subgroup meeting, held 11 January 2021, to discuss potential activities that could be supported by the funding of Scottish Government, Scottish Refugee Council and Cosla have been successful in getting from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to support the work of New Scot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Newspaper article - 'Human does not mean man: gender perspectives of migration' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 14 November 2019, the GLIMER project was featured in an article in the Reporter news portal in Cyprus titled 'Human does not mean man: gender perspectives of migration'. The article talks about the GLIMER consortium held in September 2019; the methodology of GLIMER; and the project's aim to look at how local policies can inform national policies on integration through housing, education, language, labour and gender mainstreaming. It also presents good practices and highlights GLIMER's research findings about the lack of strategic long term planning and evaluation of integration policies, as well as gender-blind polices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/media/newsarticles/
 
Description Newspaper article in Italian newspaper, 22 September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER's stakeholder meeting in Bute, Scotland, UK in September 2019 received media coverage in Italy with newspaper article written about it and published in newspaper on 22 September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/media/newsarticles/
 
Description Newspaper article, Gazetta del Sud, Italy, September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GLIMER team's visit to Medicino (SPRAR project) had newspaper article written about it
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/media/
 
Description Notes on Hotel Detention, race and the George Square protests in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the demonstrations by asylum seekers protesting pandemic accommodation conditions in Glasgow, UK in June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/notes-on-hotel-detention-race-and-the-george-square-protests-in-glasgow/
 
Description Panel debate on housing for refugees and asylum seekers, 27 February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel debate/Urban Living Lab regarding refugee housing in country cases, focusing on Sweden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.glimer.eu/events/
 
Description Panel on 'The prevalence of municipalities active strategies to make individuals to settle in other municipalities: How can we work to prevent this?' organized by the County Administrative Board Skåne, held 6 October 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erica Righard partcipated in panel on 'The prevalence of municipalities active strategies to make individuals to settle in other municipalities: How can we work to prevent this?' organized by the County Administrative Board Skåne, held 6 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at 'Challenges in Conversation: How can we build a fair and welcoming Scotland for refugees and asylum seekers?' Students as Change Agents event for University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emma Hill gave pesentation at 'Challenges in Conversation: How can we build a fair and welcoming Scotland for refugees and asylum seekers?' Students as Change Agents event for University of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on 'Accommodation provision for asylum seekers in Northern and Southern Europe and the role of the local' to the network Housing and Welfare, held 24 September 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erica Righard gave presentation on 'Accommodation provision for asylum seekers in Northern and Southern Europe and the role of the local' to the network Housing and Welfare.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on 'COVID-19, back to the borders?' in the CDE Discipol Roma Tre webinar 'Europe testing COVID-19', held 24 April 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Claudio Di Maio gave a presentation, 'COVID-19, back to the borders?', in the CDE Discipol Roma Tre webinar 'Europe testing COVID-19', held 24 April 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/b2eEe3Qzuyw
 
Description Presentation on 'Labour market access for displaced migrants in Scotland' findings from the GLIMER project at the University of Glasgow online workshop, 'Legal statuses and labour market prospects: the UK experience of "settled" migrants in a comparative setting', held 6 October 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Timothy Peace & Emma Hill gave presentation on 'Labour market access for displaced migrants in Scotland' findings from the GLIMER project at the University of Glasgow online workshop, 'Legal statuses and labour market prospects: the UK experience of "settled" migrants in a comparative setting', held 6 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on 'The governance of sustainable housing for refugees in Sweden. A historical perspective' as part of the Lunds University seminar series, held 8 October 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Erica Righard gave presentation on 'The governance of sustainable housing for refugees in Sweden. A historical perspective' as part of the Lunds University seminar series, held 8 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on the GLIMER project at JPI Urban's Urban Lunch Talk #13, 'Taking action on the resilience-robustness dilemma', held 5 June 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nasar Meer gave a presenation on the GLIMER project, titled ''Cities and the Governance of Accommodation for Asylum Seekers and Refugees', on the GLIMER project at JPI Urban's Urban Lunch Talk #13, 'Taking action on the resilience-robustness dilemma', held 5 June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/oGOcIFatSbs?t=853
 
Description Refugee integration, gender equality and femonationlism in Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on refugee integration, gender equality and femonationlism in Sweden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/refugee-integration-gender-equality-and-femonationlism-in-sweden
 
Description Researchers: The New EBO Zones in Malmö Have No Effect' article published in the Sydsvenskan newspaper, 11 October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Erica Righard was interviewed for an article, 'Researchers: The New EBO Zones in Malmö Have No Effect', published in the Sydsvenskan newspaper, 11 October 2020, including mention of the GLIMER project research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk-news/how-covid-being-used-stop-lone-child-refugees-joining-family-u...
 
Description Rethinking transnationalism and temporary labour migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'Rethinking transnationalism and temporary labour migration'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/rethinking-transnationalism-and-temporary-labour-migration/
 
Description Scots academic raises alarm over Covid-19 crisis in refugee camps' article published in The National newspaper, 4 April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nasar Meer interviewed for an article, 'Scots academic raises alarm over Covid-19 crisis in refugee camps', published in The National newspaper, 4 April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thenational.scot/news/18357916.scots-academic-raises-alarm-covid-19-crisis-refugee-camps...
 
Description So we stood there, sometimes chanting, and already asking questions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'So we stood there, sometimes chanting, and already asking questions'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/so-we-stood-there-sometimes-chanting-and-already-asking-questions/
 
Description Syrian refugees in Dutch cities: gendered and urbanized experiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post on Syrian refugees in Dutch cities: gendered and urbanized experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/syrian-refugees-in-dutch-cities-gendered-and-urbanized-experiences/
 
Description Talk at UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health 'Is Migrant Health Racialised?' webinar, held 26 November 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emma Hill spoke as part of UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health 'Is Migrant Health Racialised?' webinar, held 26 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/yLEkI52Q6AY
 
Description Talk at the 'Cities of Fears, Cities of Hopes' webinar organised by the University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), held 21 September 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nasar Meer spoke at the 'Cities of Fears, Cities of Hopes' webinar organised by the University of Birmingham's Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), held 21 September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/A-W2zLysusg
 
Description Talk on 'Migrants and European Social Policy', hosted by the Permanent Seminar of International Studies (SSIP), held 16 October 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Claudio Di Maio gave a talk on 'Migrants and European Social Policy', hosted by the Permanent Seminar of International Studies (SSIP), held 16 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://youtu.be/uHH0jcIz2Ng
 
Description The 'quarantine ships' experience: a practice to isolate migrants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the practice of quarantine ships in Italy for migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/the-quarantine-ships-experience-a-practice-to-isolate-migrants/
 
Description The battle of Kenmure Street 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'The battle of Kenmure Street'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/the-battle-of-kenmure-street/
 
Description The impact of the 'crisis' on migrant workers: considerations about the Italian case 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers in Italy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/the-impact-of-the-crisis-on-migrant-workers/
 
Description Three basic steps to mainstream gender equality across integration policies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on what can be done to address the gender blindness of integration policies for asylum seekers and refugees in Cyprus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glimer.eu/three-basic-steps-to-mainstream-gender-equality-across-integration-policies/
 
Description Timothy Peace & Emma Hill - ESOL Provision for Displaced Migrants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GLIMER's Dr Timothy Peace and Dr Emma Hill presented the projects's WP4 findings on ESOL Provision for Displaced Migrants to the Scottish Government's ESOL Strategic Implementation Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Timothy Peace - 'English Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland: Provision and Governance' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact GLIMER co-investigator Timothy Peace gave presentation on GLIMER WP4 Scotland Report on ESOL provision in Scotland to Scottish Government New Scots Language and Education Subgroup, 19 September 2019, Edinburgh, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Timothy Peace - 'Integrating migrants, refugees and asylum seekers into European labour markets: enablers and barriers' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Timothy Peace presented GLIMER WP4 and WP5 findings to the SIRIUS Conference on 29 August 2019, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, addressing his talk to policymakers from the Scottish Government and Education Scotland who form the ESOL strategy group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Timothy Peace - 'The spectre of return and the delivery of integration services for Resettled Syrians in Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on 30 October 2019 at University of Edinburgh entitled 'The spectre of return and the delivery of integration services for Resettled Syrians in Scotland' by GLIMER co-investigator Timothy Peace.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Timothy Peace - New Scots Housing Group, Glasgow, December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented findings from WP3 to New Scots Housing Group, December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Timothy Peace - Our visit to SPRAR projects in Calabria - now at risk due to the 'Salvini decree' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing recent consortium and stakeholder meeting as well as current political situation in Italy regarding refugee and asylum seekers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.glimer.eu/sprar-visit-blog/
 
Description Timothy Peace - Refugees, Borders and Membership confernece, Malmo University, October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper 'Implications of national, devolved and local governance for displaced people in Scotland' from GLIMER research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Timothy Peace - Talk at Italian Cultural Institute, February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Timothy Peace - Talk at Italian Cultural Institute, London, discussing GLIMER project in context of Religion and European democracy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Timothy Peace and Emma Hill - Article in The Herald, 4th December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed GLIMER research relating to WP3 (housing and accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers) with the Herald
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17275812.councils-should-house-asylum-seekers-say-academics
 
Description Timothy Peace and Emma Hill - New Scots Language Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Involved in working group for New Scots legislation, looking at integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Who is welcome to Europe? 'Exotic' others vs. Muslim migrants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post 'Who is welcome to Europe? 'Exotic' others vs. Muslim migrants'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.glimer.eu/who-is-welcome-to-europe-exotic-others-vs-muslim-migrants/