Research projects and consultancies

Promoting inclusion for Migrants’ Empowerment

An  EU funded project developed in partnership with: Merseyside Expanding Horizons (UK), Per Esempio (Italy), Peñascal S.Coop. (Spain), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), Apprentis D’Auteuil (France), AWO KV Bremerhaven e.V (Germany). The project aimed to improve the quality of youth work addressing the social inclusion of young migrants.

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Supporting the Effective Reintegration of Roma Returnees in the Western Balkans

This is a regional project that focuses on return migration and the vulnerability of Roma migrants in its context. The project follows the consideration of the Western Balkan countries as “safe countries of origin” in 2015 by the European Commission.

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EU Migrants of the North West: Continuation and Disruption in the post-Brexit era

The future of 3.2 million EU nationals in post-Brexit UK continues to be at the top of the news agenda, however their voice is rarely heard. This project aims to analyse the impact that Brexit is having on EU citizens residing in the UK.

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Bringing the aesthetics in: migrants’ relationship with urban space in Toxteth

This project will interweave cultural geography, urban sociology and environmental psychology to investigate the role of physical environment in the belongingness of migrants. It will look at a specific locality in Liverpool, Toxteth, which is characterised by a strong local identity.

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The return to and (re)integration of Albanian migrants and their children in Albania: implications for policy-making

Empty buildings in Albania

The economic crisis in Greece, where many Albanian migrants have migrated to since the beginning of the 1990s, is affecting the lives of migrants and is catalysing their return to Albania. To date, little is known about this phenomenon. Some press articles maintain that a large part of the Albanian community in Greece have returned or plan to.

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A study of Polish migrants deported from the UK

Edge Hill welcomes Dr. Witold Klaus who will be working in close collaboration with Dr. Agnieszka Martynowicz to develop knowledge in Poland and the UK about the pre- and post-deportation experiences of EU nationals.

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