What Is Migration Matters?
Migration Matters was founded in January 2016 to address the public’s biggest conundrums and fears surrounding migration and the so-called refugee crisis. Our mission is ambitious but simple: to approach the migration debate as an open and evidence-based conversation, where no concern is ridiculed and no question dismissed.
Integration: What Works and What Doesn’t Work?
Part six of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Right now, the integration of refugees and migrants is a policy priority for every European government. However, according to Dominik Hangartner of the London School of Economics, we know surprisingly little about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to integration.
Can the Media Make Us More Welcoming?
Part five of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Myria Georgiou of the London School of Economics poses the question, are European media reflecting the refugee crisis or helping create it? Myria also tells us about her research into the ways in which newspapers in nine European countries covered the so-called crisis in 2015.
Should Borders Separate or Connect?
Part four of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): In our political and media narratives, we often operate with binary notions: secure or insecure borders, legal or illegal immigration. Ruben Andersson, an anthropologist at Oxford University who researches undocumented migration from West Africa to Southern Europe, challenges this way of thinking.
Do Borders Affect Your Freedom?
Part three of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Taking back control, Make America great again, Au nom du peuple. All these slogans promise citizens the ease and comfort of regaining control of their countries from migrants and outsiders, but do they deliver this in practice, challenges Chandran Kukathas of the London School of Economics.
Do Migrants Take Away Jobs?
Part two of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Many people think that migrants take jobs away from citizens, reduce wages, or both. But you may also have heard the argument that immigrants benefit the economy. So, who’s right? Well, it's not that simple, explains Alan Manning of the London School of Economics.
Are Migrants City-Takers or Makers?
Part one of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Suzie Hall of the London School of Economics takes us to a super-diverse street in South London, telling us what we can learn about the ways migration shapes modern cities and economies.