Call for Papers – Workshop on Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

Workshop date: 25 February 2015
Place: Middlesex University, London, UK
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2014

This workshop will explore the various ways in which contemporary international migration and transnationalism affect Catholicism both as practices and institutionally.

Abstracts for papers on particular case-studies which illustrate dimensions of the diversity of ways in which migration and transnationalism are making their mark on Catholicism are welcome.

Please send abstracts (200 words + title), together with your name, position, institutional affiliation and discipline to Dominic Pasura and Marta Bivand Erdal by 15 November 2014.

Click here for more information on the workshop.

Ethnic Minority and Women’s Organisations: from survival to thriving

Friday 13th June 2014

Middlesex University, Hendon Town Hall, 10am-3pm

This event will see the launch of two reports by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University and use this as an opportunity to facilitate a discussion  around how recent trends have jeopardised the existence of migrant, minority, women (and more generally third sector) organisations, at least in their traditional forms.

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Between Opportunities and Challenges: Women’s Community and Voluntary Organisations in London

The SPRC has just launched a report on the Women’s sector in London.

The aims of the project were to gather information on specific needs of women’s organizations in order to ensure that they are represented within local authorities and they are able to cope with a reduced amount of financial resources. The report assessed how recent governance measures have impacted women’s organizations in London and mapped existing women’s organisations in London to evaluate any barriers to access and needs. Finally the report identifies good practices and proposes recommendations which might contribute to the future sustainability of the sector.

There will be some dissemination work/events in the next few months so look out for news.

If you would like more details about the project or to be involved in any future work please contact Preeti Kathrecha:

SPRC Project ‘French Capital’ featured on the ESRC Homepage

The highly successful project French Capital: A Study of French Highly-skilled Migrants in London’s Financial and Business Sectors lead by Dr Jon Mulholland and Prof Louise Ryan has been featured on the ESRC homepage as a special feature article: London calling for French expats. This project has been a huge success spawning not only a very well attended international conference but so far 5 articles in highly cited international journals and numerous presentations at international and national conferences.

For more information about the project, please click here


Call for Information – New and Emerging Communities in Hounslow – Mapping and Needs Assessment (Afghan, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Bulgarian, Romanian)

New and Emerging Communities in Hounslow – Mapping and Needs Assessment

The Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University is working with Hounslow Borough Council to help them better understand their newest and emerging communities. The Council has identified these communities as: Afghan, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Bulgarian, Romanian.

In order to successfully map the six communities we need to better understand their needs (from employment, education, cohesion and settlement matters, addressing inequalities to health issues), how they are currently engaging with service providers in Hounslow and recommendations on  the best approaches for the Council to engage with them to improve their connectedness to Hounslow and everyday life experiences.

Deadline for information – 31 January 2014 (Deadline for Focus groups 20 Jan 2014)

For further information on the call for information and contact details, please follow the link.

For further information about the project, please read our current projects.