Eastern European Young People's Political and Community Engagement in the UK

Christina McMellon, Daniela Sime, Stephen Corson, Emmaleena Käkelä, Naomi Tyrell, Claire Kelly, Marta Moskal

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Abstract

Here to Stay? is a research project which explores the lives of young people who arrived in the UK as migrant children from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It focuses on young people aged 12-18 who migrated after the EU enlargement in 2004 and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years. The project explores how migration and current immigration policies are impacting their lives, how satisfied they are with local services, the quality of their relationships, and what are their feelings of identity and belonging in the UK. The study is important because it presents the first analysis since the Brexit Referendum on how current plans for Britain to leave the European Union are impacting on young Eastern Europeans’ lives. We have gathered the opinions and experiences of over 1,100 young people on a range of issues, including Brexit, their participation in communities and access to services, their experiences of racism and exclusion, their relationships, well-being and plans for future now that the UK is planning to leave the EU. These Briefings aim to inform a wide range of audiences on the experiences of young Eastern Europeans living in contemporary Britain. The Briefings should also help local authorities and other organisations develop policies and improve services for young people, taking into account their needs and experiences.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • immigration
  • Brexit
  • Brexit impact
  • children and adolescents
  • young people
  • migration
  • social action
  • volunteering
  • Central and Eastern Europe

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McMellon, C., Sime, D., Corson, S., Käkelä, E., Tyrell, N., Kelly, C., & Moskal, M. (2018). Eastern European Young People's Political and Community Engagement in the UK. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.
McMellon, Christina ; Sime, Daniela ; Corson, Stephen ; Käkelä, Emmaleena ; Tyrell, Naomi ; Kelly, Claire ; Moskal, Marta. / Eastern European Young People's Political and Community Engagement in the UK. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde, 2018. 6 p.
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Eastern European Young People's Political and Community Engagement in the UK. / McMellon, Christina; Sime, Daniela; Corson, Stephen; Käkelä, Emmaleena; Tyrell, Naomi; Kelly, Claire; Moskal, Marta.

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