Funder(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Start Date: March 2010
End Date: October 2010
The research was concerned with examining the degree of integration of people for whom their national origins or those of their parents lies in a country outside the European Union. The justification for studying the living conditions of neighbourhoods in which there is a large percentage of the population who are migrants from third countries was twofold: to identify the degree of integration of migrants and to identify the influence upon living conditions in these areas of the presence of a significant population of third-country migrants who may be subject to social exclusion.
The analytical work was undertaken primarily on the 2007 European Quality of Life Survey, with data from other sources being interrogated for the purposes of contextualisation and validation. The research raised interesting questions around the definition of neighbourhood and how this can be operationalised in survey sources. There was also clear potential for qualitative follow-up, in terms of research on ethnic/migrant dense neighbourhoods in Wales.
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.