ENU Migration Launch

This mini-conference launches the Migration and Mobility Research Network at Edinburgh Napier University.  

This network aims to forge connections between researchers, activists, community organisations and policy audiences in Scotland to develop applied research solutions to emerging migration and mobility challenges.

Start date and time

Friday 1 June 2018 12:00 PM

to Friday 1 June 2018 5:00 PM

Event cost


Bringing together a range of academic, activist and third sector speakers, the conference aims to generate supportive discussion on key themes related to migration and mobility in the past and for the future, in Scotland and beyond.

  • What impacts do historical and contemporary political agendas and events have on mobility and citizenship rights for different people?
  • How has Brexit affected the everyday lives of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland?
  • What are the current legal and policy challenges for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers across different sectors?
  • What are the impacts of everyday racism, prejudice and hate crime on belonging and security?
  • How do we build sustainable mobilities in local communities?

Indicative programme:

Key Speaker: Paulina Trevena (University of Glasgow) - Attracting and retaining migrants in post-Brexit Scotland: is a social integration strategy the answer?

Panel Discussion: 'Brexit, migration and citizenship' with a range of academic, activist and community speakers.

Panel members: Donna Chambers (University of Sunderland), Jon Busby (the Welcoming), Agatha Kai-Kai (Refugee Survival Trust), Lidia Krzynowek (Polish Cultural Festival Association), Dorota Peszkowska (EU Citizens Rights Project).

Exhibition: For your pleasure - an interactive exhibition by Alessandro di Massimo

Talks and discussion from Edinburgh Napier Researchers, including:

Paul Lynch (Critical Hospitality and Tourism, Business School)

Mirona Gheorgiu (Psychology, School of Applied Sciences

Richard Whitecross (Law, Business School)

Gesthimani Moysidou (Critical Hospitality and Tourism, Business School)

Damian Stantchev (Schol of Engineering and the Built Envionrment)

Kiril Sharapov (Social Sciences, School of Applied Sciences)

Kate Botterill (Social Sciences, School of Applied Sciences)

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge to all registered delegates.

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Sighthill Campus

9 Sighthill Court
EH11 4BN

0131 455 3555