Everyday integration: The Local Contexts, Practices, and Mobilities of Integration

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Sociology

Abstract

The recent Casey Review (2016) and Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (2018) have revived integration as a national policy priority. The problem these strategies address is the perceived lack of integration of immigrants and ethnic minorities. The fix they propose combines English Language provision and the promotion of 'fundamental British values' with curbs on immigration and interventions to address what are viewed as harmful cultural practices.

Whilst most will agree that integration is desirable, there are different views on what integration is and how best to achieve it. Our approach is distinctive in at least three ways.

First, we view integration as a process involving everyone, not just immigrants and ethnic minorities. The drawback of approaches that single out certain populations as 'unintegrated' is that they relieve other, 'integrated' populations of responsibility for integration. Integration, we argue, can only work if it involves everyone, where everyone shares its responsibilities and benefits.

Second, we view integration as beginning in the situated practices and local contexts of everyday life. The drawback of approaches that stress fundamental national values is they trade in abstractions that may have little bearing on people's day-to-day concerns. Integration, we argue, should be pursued and achieved through social intercourse grounded in everyday life, not (only) through the promotion of abstract national values.

Third, we view integration as a bottom-up phenomenon, where the aim of policy should be to capture and encourage existing best practices whilst simultaneously attenuating local barriers to integration. The drawback of approaches pitched at the national level is they are less sensitive to variation in local context. Integration, we argue, must begin with and attend to the specificities of local context.

Our Everyday Integration approach reclaims and retools integration for academic and policy purposes.

Our approach represents a step change in the scholarship on integration. Integration has been criticised for its assimilationist undertones and lack of conceptual clarity, leading some to abandon it in favour of cognate concepts such as incorporation or inclusion. Given integration's continued policy relevance, however, our aim instead is to redefine and reclaim it in ways that identify and then remedy its earlier shortcomings. We begin with integration as an assortment of locally grounded everyday practices and mobilities that facilitate meaningful and constructive social exchange. We will develop this approach as our main scholarly intervention to integration.

Our approach is designed to achieve maximum impact for the everyday users and agents of integration. Integration is not just a matter of fostering good relations between citizens and migrants in national contexts. Rather, integration occurs through the grounded practices, exchanges, and mobilities of everyday life in local contexts. Our policy interventions are designed to capture and facilitate existing good practices whilst simultaneously addressing remaining barriers to integration. Working with the Mayor of Bristol, the Bristol City Council, and a wide range of City and Community Partners, we will use our research findings to co-produce and implement an Integration Strategy for Bristol. We will then distil the insights from our research and Strategy to formulate an Integration Toolkit that can be flexibly adapted for other urban contexts across Britain.

Rather than simply seeing the lack of integration as a problem, we contend that a focus on the ways in which different groups of mobile and settled residents of the city already experience and practice integration - that is, the people who are its everyday architects and agents - can provide insights and creative approaches for scholars and policymakers seeking to understand and foster integration.

Planned Impact

One key objective of this project is to engage community partners, policymakers, and academics in collaborative research to co-produce an Integration Strategy for Bristol that will provide an evidence-based, locally grounded approach to promoting integration in the city. This will form the basis for an Integration Toolkit, which will offer a flexible set of principles, methodologies, and insights for other cities to develop their own locally-driven approaches to integration.

The project's aims and design have been developed and agreed through a series of workshops, meetings, and other discussions in 2017-2018 with local government and community organisations. We will continue this collaboration to: share knowledge between academics, practitioners and communities; co-organise Integration Roadshows to canvass local communities on their ideas and concerns about integration; run a series of Integration Workshops with 25 local Partners to shape the project's ongoing implementation; co-produce an Integration Strategy for Bristol; deliver the Integration Strategy to the Mayor of Bristol and Bristol City Council and work with them on a plan for its implementation and continued funding; and develop and disseminate the Integration Toolkit to stakeholders across the UK.

The beneficiaries of the project are the range of Partners in Bristol who are involved in and supporting this project. These include Bristol City Council and the Mayor of Bristol, who have pledged their support for the project and their commitment to collaborating with the research. Together they will ensure the dissemination and implementation of the Integration Strategy for Bristol, linking it with and embedding it in the Mayor's One City Plan for 'a coherent and socially inclusive city'. Our Bristol City Council Partners from the Housing Division, the Department for Neighbourhoods and Communities, the Department for Growth and Regeneration, and the Division of Culture will join the project's Steering Committee to inform the design and implementation of the research and ensure that it addresses the needs of local residents and policymakers.

The project has achieved the support of a wide range of local community organisations and stakeholders, including our four core City Partners: Voscur, Up Our Street, Ashley Community Housing, and the Black South West Network, who will join the project's Steering Committee with responsibility for representing the interests and needs of organisations working on integration issues in the city. Additionally, the project will work with 25 Community Partners, including Babbasa Youth Empowerment, Bristol Disability Equality Forum, Bristol Multi-Faith Forum, Community CoLab, Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership, Refugee Women of Bristol, and United Communities (see Appendix 1 for a full list). These Partners will participate in the Integration Workshops and Roadshows to help develop the research's approach to addressing the concerns and views of diverse communities from across the city. Such commitment from our Bristol Partners ensures that our project is well positioned to achieve real impact on its Integration Strategy and related initiatives in the city to reach some of the project's most important beneficiaries, the people of Bristol.

Additionally, the project will draw on the insights, proposals and lessons learnt from the research and Integration Strategy to create a national Integration Toolkit for national launch and dissemination to other cities across the UK. Our Partner from the Mayor's Office, David Barclay (Good Faith Partnership/Advisor to the Mayor on Social Inclusion), will lead on the launch of the Integration Strategy for Bristol in London and the subsequent dissemination of the Integration Toolkit to local stakeholders in other cities and to national stake-holders, including parliamentarians and civil servants.

Organisations

 
Title Set of photographs 
Description A collaboration with local artist Ibolya Feher. Feher responded to the central themes of the project. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The published photographs from the collaboration so far have been used on our website. 
URL https://everydayintegration.org.uk/
 
Description In August/September 2020 we administered a survey (n=786) to explore the impact of Covid-19 in Bristol on the economic, social, civic, and spatial dimensions of integration (these four areas align with the focus of the project). The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned many of our assumptions about the relationships between integration, work, neighbourhoods and engagement. In one version of an integrated city, we would all be in this together as the virus infects human cells indiscriminately, but we have seen how profoundly unintegrated we are with the disproportionate impact of the pandemic across lines of age, ethnicity, precarity, immigration status and social class. Indeed, it is precisely the non-discriminatory nature of COVID that exposes race, class and passports as producing mechanisms of inequality and segregation.
Our analysis of survey data produced four key findings:
• Working was drastically affected by the lockdown, with nearly a quarter of Bristolians reported being negatively affected by COVID-19 - a rate lower than the average national rate (Wielgoszewska et al., 2020). The economic impact of COVID-19 appeared to have widened existing socio-economic inequalities, with individuals from ethnic minority groups and those with lower take-home pay, working part-time and/or working in sectors requiring fewer skills reporting more negative effects.

• The first national lockdown saw a substantial decrease in face-to-face interactions and a substantial increase in online interactions. These trends transformed the neighbourhood into an important site of social interaction and source of place attachment, especially for white British and high-income groups. For others, including some non-citizens and ethnic minorities, the pandemic and the national response to it strengthened their attachment to the UK and encouraged virtual social exchange via trans-local and trans-national networks.

• During the period of the lockdown, there was a general decrease in conventional forms of civic engagement, such as participation in political parties, national charities or faith groups, and a shift away from national participation in favour of local participation, such as participation in local charities and local citizens/community groups. There was also evidence of a high level of reported voting intentions in future elections. This was particularly the case for local, drawing attention to possible new opportunities for local political engagement.

• Spatial: Mobility gradually recovered over the summer in Bristol. The recovery, however, was unevenly distributed across the city. Compared to white British and affluent residents, respondents from ethnic minority backgrounds, low-income groups and those living in the most deprived neighbourhoods reported significantly higher rates of work-related and health-related trips, demonstrating their greater exposure to health and occupational risks associated with COVID-19. Comparison of activity spaces indicates that different socio-economic groups used and experienced the city in different ways. These differences were related to the geographic distribution of urban opportunities and the residential distribution of different socio-economic groups across the city.
Exploitation Route The results of the questionnaire are presently being shared with Bristol City Council, our Key Project Partners, and our 30 Community Partners. Some further analysis will likely be undertaken at the request of these partners and in alignment with the objectives of the project. Together this will form an evidence base that will feed into the Integration Strategy and Integration Toolkits we will be preparing toward the end of the project. The Integration Strategy will reside with the One City Office and Bristol City Council. We are currently working with the MHCLG, the LGA, and the Belong Network to cultivate national networks to disseminate the Integration Toolkit to local authorities across the country. In addition, we will widely disseminate the survey's Final Report and a series of Press Releases on each of the key findings to targeted local and national collaborators.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

 
Description We are in the middle of a collaborative and co-produced research project with Bristol City Council and more than thirty community partners across the city. The impact of the research has been found in the process thus far of collaborating with our partners to progress the work of the project. Those meetings include 1 large workshop (with the majority of partners present), regular steering committee meetings (with representatives from 4 key community partners and Bristol City Council participating), and regular and ongoing work-package meetings (each with at least 1 key community partner, 1 Bristol City Council partner, and 1 University of Bristol partner). We have been working together with all these project partners on our data collection strategies and in developing our approach to integration. The main objective of the project is to co-produce an impact strategy for Bristol. To date, we have been scoping and collecting the knowledge we have in local communities (through our community partners) and identifying the integration priorities for both community and Bristol City Council partners. The process of meeting and collaborating on these and other objectives has put our community partners into direct dialogue with Bristol City Council on matters of shared concern and interest. This is building the capacity of our community partners to influence local policy on integration and other matters. At the same time we have been working with a number of national organisations - British Future, the Belong Network, the LGA, and the MHCLG to share and discuss our approach to integration and cultivate a national network of partners for future impact and dissemination activities.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory board for Beyond 'Us' and 'Them' Project, Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Consultation for Talk/Together Project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://together.org.uk/talk-together/
 
Description Meetings with Greater London Authority
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Brigstow Institute Funding for 'Subject to Scrutiny' film
Amount £9,300 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description QR Strategic Priorities Fund
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Title #WhoseBristol Questionnaire 
Description An online survey that collected information on how people's everyday experience of work, social exchange, civic engagement and outdoor activities changed during and after the first national lockdown (March- July 2020), and how these changes pose challenges and opportunities for integration in Bristol. The survey was distributed through a variety of channels, including through partnerships with community organisations, through area-based mutual aid groups and through social media and online advertising. We received 786 responses. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This research tool was used to collect data that has informed the direction of the project and has been the basis of several reports. 
 
Title #WhoseBristol Survey Data 
Description The dataset draws on the #WhoseBristol survey - an online survey of 786 respondents living in Bristol or the areas around it. The survey was launched on 24th August and closed on 4th October 2020. We treat the data as cross-sectional collected in August and September 2020 - when the first national lockdown was eased in Bristol and the areas around it. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet. 
 
Title Annotated Bibliographies 
Description Annotated bibliographies for each work-package. We asked our key partners to send us information about relevant publications to include on these bibliographies. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Knowledge exchange between key partners and academic research team. 
 
Title Community Research Database 
Description Database of existing community research on integration. We asked our community partners for information about existing research, including research projects, evaluation, workshops, events and associated reports, and have compiled this information in a database. We have not yet shared this database with others but plan to create a searchable database that would be beneficial to our community partners. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Increased engagement of community partners in the project. 
 
Description Academic Advisory Board for Solidarities project 
Organisation Aarhus University
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Bridget Anderson stands on the advisory committee for the solidarities research project. Contributions include intellectual input and professional expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input and professional expertise.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Academic Advisory Board for Solidarities project 
Organisation Linkoping University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Bridget Anderson stands on the advisory committee for the solidarities research project. Contributions include intellectual input and professional expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input and professional expertise.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Academic Advisory Board for Solidarities project 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Bridget Anderson stands on the advisory committee for the solidarities research project. Contributions include intellectual input and professional expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input and professional expertise.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Bristol collaborator/partner for Beyond Us and Them Project 
Organisation University of Kent
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research team contribute intellectual input to the Beyond Us and Them project and are helping with sample construction and recruitment in Bristol.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners (both from the University of Kent and members of the Belong network) offer their expertise through this collaboration, which helps inform our work.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description British Future 
Organisation British Future
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Intellectual input and professional expertise at meetings as part of /Together coalition.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input. Coordination of /Together coalition events and research.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaboration with Inclusive Cities Project 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof. Bridget Anderson has been working with Inclusive Cities, most recently supporting their work on NRPF. She has introduced them to key legal commentators and to people at the university working on relevant issues.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Consultation for /Together Coalition 
Organisation British Future
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our research team took part in the national consultation led by British Future as part of the /Together coalition and offered intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution British Future led the Talk/Together initiative on behalf of the /Together coalition, which has influenced the work of the project.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Greater London Authority 
Organisation Greater London Authority (GLA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual input and feedback on their measures of integration.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2019
 
Description Local Government Association 
Organisation Local Government Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Attending meetings and offering intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise at meetings.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government 
Organisation Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Bristol City Council 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input and access to data. We are also exploring MSc placements with Bristol City Council that would benefit both the Council and the students themselves.
Collaborator Contribution 23 days of work over the duration of the project. Engagement with the project, offering local and national advice and support, access to local government decision making and major's office, stakeholder mapping for Integration Strategy.
Impact Annotated bibliographies, community research database, workshop participation, Mayor's blog post.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Age UK
Department Age UK Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Ambition Lawrence Weston
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Babbasa
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Barton Hill Settlement
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol Disability Equality Forum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol Multi-faith Forum
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol Refugee Rights
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Bristol and Bath Regional Capital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Business West
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Community CoLab
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation DMAC UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Knowle West Media Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation LGBT Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Refugee Women of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Southmead Development Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Stand Against Racism and Inequality
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation The Architecture Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation The Bristol Somali Resource Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Trinity Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Ujima Radio
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation United Communities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with community partners 
Organisation Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing local knowledge and experience of working with communities in Bristol. They have helped with sample construction and recruitment of research participants for interviews and questionnaire, and have helped with community research.
Impact Workshop (contribution to decisions made over direction of research and GPS sample construction), workshop report, annotated bibliographies, community research database.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with key partners (ACH, BSWN, Eastside, and Vosur) 
Organisation Ashley Community Housing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input, research management, access to data.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise, intellectual input, access to data, network of contacts.
Impact Annotated bibliographies, community research database, workshop participation, ACH news report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with key partners (ACH, BSWN, Eastside, and Vosur) 
Organisation Black South West Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input, research management, access to data.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise, intellectual input, access to data, network of contacts.
Impact Annotated bibliographies, community research database, workshop participation, ACH news report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with key partners (ACH, BSWN, Eastside, and Vosur) 
Organisation Up Our Street
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input, research management, access to data.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise, intellectual input, access to data, network of contacts.
Impact Annotated bibliographies, community research database, workshop participation, ACH news report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with key partners (ACH, BSWN, Eastside, and Vosur) 
Organisation Voscur
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research expertise, intellectual input, research management, access to data.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise, intellectual input, access to data, network of contacts.
Impact Annotated bibliographies, community research database, workshop participation, ACH news report.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Paul Hamlyn Foundation 
Organisation Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input.
Collaborator Contribution Professional expertise and intellectual input.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ashley Community Housing News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact News article announcing project with quotes from PI Jon Fox, Marvin Rees Mayor of Bristol and the CEO of key partner ACH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ach.org.uk/news-and-features/uk-first-ps960000-project-explores-integration-bristol
 
Description Bridging the Gap - Bringing Together Research, Policy and Delivery on Migration. An ACH/MMB seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact First in a series of five seminars to be held in 2021 by ACH and Migration Mobilities Bristol on research, policy and practice in the field of migration. These seminars are the result of a strengthened partnership between staff on the project and ACH and aim to spark discussion and facilitate knowledge exchange between policy makers, researchers, and third sector organisations. ACH is an award-winning social enterprise providing a range of innovative and impactful support and integration services for refugees, BAME and migrant individuals.

Blurb for the seminar: Migrants and refugees often see enterprise as their route to opportunity. But, in many cases, they are regarded as doing so out of necessity and given low priority by mainstream organisations providing business support. This can lead to greater precarity for those seeking this route. This seminar asks, are we missing an opportunity, both to assist those trying to become autonomous and to stimulate innovation and growth in the wider economy?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://migration.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/event/bridging-the-gap-bringing-together-research-policy-and-d...
 
Description Bristol 24/7 News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A news report on the project, including an interview with PI Jon Fox.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/bristol-integration-project-a-uk-first/
 
Description Bristol Mayor's blog post 
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 Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees announced the collaboration between UoB and BCC on this research project on his blog. He described the project, its approach to integration, the phases of research and the Integration Toolkit output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://thebristolmayor.com/2019/07/05/bristol-wins-bid-for-1m-everyday-integration-project/
 
Description Epigram News Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A news article in the online newspaper Epigram, 'Post-Brexit social concerns' of Uni professors inspire Bristol city integration research.' The article describes the project and invites people to contact the PI with thoughts on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://epigram.org.uk/2019/08/01/everyday-integration-project/
 
Description Everyday Integration Project Brief Presentation (EUROCITIES) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation by Jon Fox at the Volunteer Exchange event for the EUROCITIES Values Programme, Centre for European Volunteering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Migration Mobilities Bristol blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for the Migration Mobilities Bristol Specialist Research Institute website that introduced the project and its main objectives and approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://migration.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2019/07/23/everyday-integration/
 
Description Presentation at Inclusive Cities project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jon Fox presented the results of the Whose Bristol social survey to the Inclusive Cities project meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/project/inclusive-cities/
 
Description Presentation to Special Interest Group Counter Extremism (SIGCE), Home Office and LGA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jon Fox presented 'Everyday Integration: An Overview' to the Special Interest Group Counter Extremism (SIGCE), which is a collaboration between the Home Office and LGA. It was attended by members of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.local.gov.uk/sigce
 
Description Project used for Migration Mobilities Bristol futurelearn free online course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 693 people enrolled on the Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship Futurelearn course, which drew on the project as part of the teaching. The course was designed to help people better understand the processes and experiences of migration and to develop critical thinking skills around the concepts of migration and mobilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/migration-mobilities-bristol-online-short-course-essentials
 
Description Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Twitter account with 205 followers. We have used this to promote news related to the project (job advertisements) and to promote the work of our community partners. We will use it to promote future events related to the project and to announce research outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://twitter.com/everydayinteg
 
Description Workshop with Community Partners 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop to involve community organisations in the research project. We asked attendees to share their experiences of integration and non-integration in Bristol, which we collected and analysed for themes. We sent a report on our findings to our mailing list contacts. We also asked for feedback on our approach to GPS sampling, which has informed our approach to the sample construction. As a result of the event, we have received requests for further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019