Sussex Centre for Migration Research


Optimising refugee resettlement

The successful integration of refugees into local communities is at the centre of political debates across Europe.  New research shows, that to avoid the UK missing out on their full potential, more needs to be done to address the barriers refugees encounter when being resettled in the UK.

The research study Optimising Refugee Resettlement in the UK was led by academics Professor Michael Collyer and Dr Linda Morrice from the University of Sussex and is the first primary research of its kind to examine the long-term integration of resettled refugees within the UK.

While the report detailing the research was being prepared for release, the University of Sussex brought together parliamentarians, experts from key non-governmental organisations and individuals who came to the UK as refugees to share preliminary findings and to discuss how to improve the support available to help people build new lives in the UK.