Experiences of Social Security and Prospects for Long Term Settlement in Scotland amongst Migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Social & Political Sciences

Abstract

This four-year project aims to study perspectives and experiences of 'social security' amongst migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Scotland. Through its long-term and deep engagement with migrant communities in eight locations: two cities (Glasgow and Aberdeen) two medium-sized towns (Peterhead and Arbroath) and four more remote rural locations in Aberdeenshire and Angus, the project will deliver significant new and original empirical data. It will generate important new academic insight through its innovative synthesis of existing theoretical frameworks. Moreover, the project proposes to develop practical and policy outcomes and solutions through the use of participatory action research. A first phase of in-depth qualitative research will identify key themes and areas of concern, drawing particularly on migrants’ own experiences and perspectives. This will be followed by the phase of participatory action research, during which the project team will work directly with migrants, migrant organisations, policymakers, service providers and employers to develop practical projects addressing particular issues. The process of developing these projects will be evaluated as will their short, medium and long-term outcomes with a view to determining 'best practice' and the potential for replication in broader local, regional and national contexts.

Planned Impact

The research will be of interest to and bring direct benefits for a wide range of users, primarily from the public and third sectors. During the course of the project, partner organisations from local authorities, service providers and the third sector, including migrant networks, will benefit directly from empirical insights into migrants' social security needs and contributions, which will be disseminated in appropriate and accessible forms via the project website, through grey literature, etc. They will also benefit from opportunities for direct involvement in innovative collaborations between sectors and communities and in the development of practical solutions to locally identified issues by means of participatory action research.

In the third sector the project will be of benefit to migrant associations and community organisations as well as individual migrants, whose direct involvement in the research will provide access to structures influencing policy making and service provision and real opportunities for migrant voices and perspectives to be heard. In the public sector, there will be immediate and direct benefits for local authorities and service providers in the case study areas through the provision of new insight and evidence to enable their work supporting migrant populations. This will contribute to the development of effective policy and practice for facilitating longer-term settlement in ways which are positive for both new migrants and established local populations, in terms of sustainability of local economies, healthy demographic balance and the development of vibrant communities. Project findings will be of use in evaluating and further developing initiatives for policy and practice such as the COSLA strategic migration policy. Moreover, in the medium to long-term policy makers at the levels of local, regional and national government in both Scotland and the UK, will benefit through gaining insight into the lived experiences and perspectives of migrants thus enabling the targeting of policy development and the investment of resources into more effective services and programmes to meet the needs of diverse communities and populations.

Whilst the immediate benefits will be most obviously felt in the fieldwork locations, beyond the life of the project they will provide models for and evaluations of 'best practice' for collaboration bringing together research and practical outcomes involving a range of stakeholders. These will be of interest and benefit to local authorities and public service providers as well as third sector organisations across Scotland and the UK. Whilst in the framework of this project these models for best practice will be applied to issues of migration, social security and settlement, and will be most readily replicated by those working in related fields, there is also potential benefit for public and third sector bodies working in other areas to learn from the project findings and approach.

There will be longer term and perhaps more indirect benefits for employers in both the commercial private and public sectors who regularly recruit migrant workers, as well as for those in front-line services such as health and education, who engage with migrants and their families on a day to day basis. These users will benefit from the outcomes of more effective policy and practice, the development of which the project will enable as outlined above.

Research staff working on the project, as well as staff of public and third sector organisations involved with the project and participants in the PAR sets, will gain important transferable employment skills in collaborative team work, problem solving and conflict resolution, communication across diverse constituencies, project management and co-ordination, effective integration of research and practice for impact, skills in writing and oral presentation for diverse audiences and stakeholder groups.
 
Title Journeys 
Description Journeys is an exhibition that ran in the Arbuthnot Museum Peterhead from 12th September 2016 - 31st January 2017. Materials for this exhibition were co-produced with project participants and members of the host community. Significant elements of the exhibition developed from the Make it Happen Café in Peterhead in July. In addition to the film, series of portraits, and living map, we also displayed 'Objects from Home'. These were everyday objects and souvenirs from Lithuania and Latvia which had been donated by project participants. The aim of the exhibition was to enable migrants to represent themselves creatively the way they want to be seen, particularly in contrast to dominant media narratives. Aberdeenshire Museum Service's aim was to increase visitor numbers from underrepresented groups, particularly the migrant population in Peterhead. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact "In terms of feedback re 'Journeys', the purpose of this exhibition, from Aberdeenshire Council Museums Service's perspective, was to represent Peterhead's Eastern European community. I understand that there has been an Eastern European community in Peterhead for many years, but the Museums Service had not engaged in any projects with this community. 'Journeys' gave this community a voice and a presence within the museum. One of the Curatorial Assistants also engaged with a small group of participants, introducing them to Peterhead's whaling history. FOH staff at the Arbuthnot Museum have observed an increase in Eastern European visitors since the exhibition opened. It could therefore be said that 'Journeys' has put the Arbuthnot Museum on the map for this community. It is hoped that there will be repeat visits from local Eastern Europeans with forthcoming exhibitions and events. Since September 2015, Aberdeenshire Council Museums Service has been without an Education & Access Officer. During this period, school visits to the various Council-run museums throughout Aberdeenshire have declined. Consequently, visitor figures have also declined. Thanks to your involvement in this project, three primary school classes from Peterhead Central School were given the opportunity to experience this exhibition. This, coupled with your evening event, boosted visitor figures for December. During December 2015, there were 109 visitors to the Arbuthnot Museum, but last December there were 314, an increase of 205!" Fiona Clark, Aberdeenshire Museums Service curator. 
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/initiatives/headline_482303_en.html
 
Title Make It Happen Angus! film 
Description A promotional film about the first run of the Make It Happen cafe in Angus. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact None yet. 
 
Title Make It Happen Peterhead A Ssamis Community Engagement Initiative 
Description A short film about the week-long Participatory Action Research initiative 'The Make It Happen Cafe'. This film describes the key themes of the ssamis research, and shows how we engaged with these themes through creative media such as photographic portraits and the 'Living Map', a large scale annotated diagram of participants' migration journeys across Europe. The film also highlights the creative potential of partnership working to build a sense of community. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film was a key part of the Journeys exhibition in the Arbuthnot Museum Peterhead. 
 
Description In-depth interviews with 207 migrants and 65 stakeholders/experts in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Angus and Aberdeenshire offer detailed insight into the complex experiences of migration and settlement from CEE/FSU to a range of rural/urban contexts in Scotland. Key findings to-date include:
Experiences of migration and settlement are open-ended and shaped by a multiplicity of factors. Location (urban/rural), access to and experiences of housing and accommodation, employment experiences and negotiation of relationships within the family and with wider communities all play a highly significant role. Employment is a key motivation for migration. However, experiences of employment are very mixed and migrants are often employed in lower-skilled, lower-paid jobs, especially in rural areas. Many migrants work in contexts where the majority, if not all co-workers, and indeed supervisors are CEE migrants. This does not always change over time. The role of employers can be crucial in positive/negative experiences for migrants and in decisions regarding settlement. Patterns of housing varied across the research locations and forms of employment. Neighbourhoods also played a significant role in migrants' experiences and their opportunities for wider social integration (or not). Social housing was viewed largely very positively and created opportunities for 'home making' although placement in areas of high social deprivation could be problematic from both sides. Experiences of welfare, benefits and rights are very mixed. Migrants do not always have full or accurate information about services and rights. Migrants tend to have strong views on entitlement and deservingness with regard to benefit and welfare entitlements and are more likely to claim in-work benefits, whilst often holding negative opinions of those who 'depend' on benefits, whether migrants or long-term residents. Family and close social networks emerged throughout the study as a key factor in people's lives. For many people family connections prompted migration and played a central role in decisions about where to migrate to and how long to stay for. Negotiating relationships with other family members, both those who had also migrated to Scotland and those still living in the country of origin (or elsewhere) took considerable time and energy and brought both material and emotional costs and benefits. Families played a central role in negotiating questions of care, both for children and for elderly family members and in managing financial issues. For those with children, issues relating to schooling and educational opportunities were also very important. Language skills and knowledge of English are generally highly valued and migrants frequently express a desire to improve their English language skills. However, especially for those in rural areas, opportunities to do so effectively are very limited even where they have been in Scotland for several years. A significant sub-set of migrants have (re)acquired other CEE languages (Russian/Polish) often to facilitate communication with co-workers and supervisors. Migrants' closest friendships are often with fellow migrants, and tend to be limited to a small number of trusted friends. There is limited contact between migrants and local communities, especially in rural areas and social isolation and loneliness are considerable issues for many migrants.
Exploitation Route Feedback from policy makers and practitioners (in both the public and third sectors) at local, regional and national (Scotland) levels indicates that are using the findings in their work, for example as evidence for campaigns to change policy and practice at local, regional and national levels.
Findings have been specifically integrated into the development of Participatory Action Research and community based initiatives. These are generating considerable impacts both at the local level and in developing models for wider changes in policy and practice (e.g. re language learning and inclusive community development).
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/#/outputsanddissemination
 
Description As noted in sections on engagement activities and influence on policy, practice and the public we have been very active in engaging with a range of audiences and have received positive feedback about the relevance and usefulness of our findings to audiences in policy and practice. Our Participatory Action Research phase has been very much focused on delivering impacts in localities linked to the research but also developing models for wider development of policy and practice. This is reflected in entries regarding partnerships and collaborations, further funding, engagement activities, influence on policy and practice and artistic and creative products. These initiatives are aimed at benefiting society and the economy in a number of ways. The language focused initiatives stem specifically from our project findings that despite a high value placed by migrants on improving their English language skills, especially for those in rural areas, opportunities to do so effectively are very limited even where they have been in Scotland for several years. Opportunities to improve language have also been found by the project to have important knock on effects for local communities in terms of improved integration and for local economies in terms of more effective use of migrants skills and employability. The language cafes are addressing these issues in very practical and locally grounded ways, and have developed a model which is now being taken up more widely, for example through the sharing lives, sharing languages peer education project, through the impact on Workers Educational Association approach to language provision in Aberdeenshire etc. The community development initiatives also have potential benefits for migrants and for the wider local communities where they live. Feelings of isolation and loneliness have been highlighted in the study as significant factors for a number of migrants limiting their opportunity to engage more positively in local society and economy. Local authorities have expressed concern regarding the need for better engagement with migrants in their areas. Over the last 12 months, our initiatives have helped to raise awareness of migrant lives and experiences, provide opportunities for greater interaction between migrants and others in their local community (especially in small town, rural contexts) and improve opportunities for engagement between local authorities/service providers and migrant residents/service users. In both Aberdeenshire and Angus effective partnership working with other locally based community development organisations (notably Modo in Peterhead, and Angus Refugee Care in Arbroath) is making a tangible difference to these issues. The community cafe in Arbroath provides a regular, welcoming and friendly space for different parts of the community (long-term CEE migrants, recently arrived Syrian families, members of the established local community) to come together and share activities, make friends and conversation, engage in arts and craft based activities. These are also feeding into the development of local exhibitions which raise broader awareness of the diverse local community and in Peterhead have resulted in a significant increase in visits to the museum and its engagement with the CEE people living in the area.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism
Impact Types Societal,Economic
 
Description Choose Peterhead leading to formation of Make It Happen Peterhead
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact 'In the short term, the Choose Peterhead report proposes creating a community cafe in Drummers Corner at a cost of £25,000. One has already been operating on a trial basis.': http://bit.ly/2d8x8kX
URL http://bit.ly/2d8x8kX
 
Description Expert witness to Scottish Parliament Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee on The implications of the EU referendum for Scotland: EU nationals and their rights:
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_European/Meeting%20Papers/CTEER_meeting_papers_2016.12.08.pdf
 
Description Migration Group meeting with Scottish Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Migration Matters Scotland Project Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact An online Migration Policy Toolkit was produced by the COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership as a result of the Migration Matters Scotland Project (see url below). This provides detailed advice for the development of policy and practice by Local Authorities and community planning partners and other stakeholders across Scotland. It includes case studies and examples of good practice, several of which were drawn from and refer directly to the research undertaken by the SSAMIS project. Further, a searchable database of Scotland-focussed resources on migration and the integration of migrant groups has been produced and brings together research from policy, academic and third sector sources. At the final Migration Matters Scotland event which drew an audience of around 100 from local authorities and community planning partners across Scotland, Rebecca Kay was invited to be one of a panel of speakers in the final Q&A session. Questions in particular from those local authorities with only very recent experience of welcoming migrants showed a considerable interest in and usefulness of the projects findings
URL http://www.migrationscotland.org.uk/migration-toolkit/introduction/1-1-getting-started
 
Description Sharing Lives Sharing Languages
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The learning the Ssamis team have developed during the PAR, in particular the Language Café in Peterhead, is being used in developing a pilot project Sharing Lives Sharing Languages. This is a peer education project designed to increase social connections and opportunities for speaking English, for Syrian refugees who have been resettled in Scotland.
 
Description Submission to the APPG inquiry into immigration and integration
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Submission to the Scottish Government inquiry on 'Age and Social Isolation'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_EqualOpportunitiesCommittee/Inquiries/University_of_Glasgow.pdf
 
Description Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, Conference FUnding
Amount £3,550 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow, Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description ESOL funding application 16/17
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Aberdeen City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £4,624 (GBP)
Funding ID 74853/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Scottish Parliament Academic Fellowship Scheme
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Sharing Lives Sharing Languages
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Refugee Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Title SSAMIS Expert Interviews 
Description This dataset of 65 interviews with representatives of local authorities, service providers and migrant associations was collected in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Angus and Aberdeenshire. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Information from this dataset has been used in presentations and in the development of the SSAMIS interim reports. A range of stakeholders have noted that these insights are useful for their work in policy and practice. The transcripts are currently being anonymised and prepared for submission to the UK Data Service ReShare repository in the coming period. 
 
Title SSAMIS Qualitative Interviews with migrants 
Description We have undertaken 207 qualitative ethnographic interviews with Migrants in Aberdeen (27); Glasgow (37); Peterhead (41); Fraserburgh (9); other rural locations in Aberdeenshire (25); Arbroath (39); Montrose (12); Brechin (9); other rural locations in Angus (8). Participants included women (129); men (78). Age groups of respondents: 18-24 (13); 25-34 (66); 35-49 (91); 50+ (36); unknown (1). Countries of origin: Azerbaijan (2); Bulgaria (8); Czech Republic (6); Estonia (1); Hungary (18); Kazakhstan (1); Kyrgyzstan (1); Latvia (42); Lithuania (28); Poland (83); Romania (5); Russia (5); Slovakia (4); Ukraine (3). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We have provided extracted data around specific themes to researchers in the third sector and public sector (e.g. data on housing and health to GREC researchers working on similar issues; data on health to the public health lead in Aberdeenshire). The analysis of the full data set is still ongoing. Analysis completed so far has underpinned our interim reports and presentations to a range of academic and knowledge exchange audiences both through invited presentations at board meetings, advisory groups etc, and through Stakeholder workshops and dissemination events organised by the project team and with our collaborative partners. These have been widely noted as useful by a range of stakeholders in the fields of policy and practice. We are still in the process of anonymising and preparing transcripts for submission to the UK Data Service ReShare repository in the coming period. 
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Angus Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Angus Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Angus Refugee Care Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Dundee and Angus College
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service
Department PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD)
Country Australia, Commonwealth of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Angus Community Cafe 
Organisation Police Scotland
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Paulina Trevena has brought together a group of people representing various local organisations (as well as representatives of the local community not listed here) to form a Steering Group to support me in creating a vision for a multicultural community cafe in Angus. Paulina has been meeting the group regularly since June 2016 and she has been sharing and discussing ideas, sharing experiences from the pop-ups and informing about developments. She has also been working on sharing information on different initiatives taking place locally, establishing links with other projects/organisations and seeing how they can support one another's work. Paulina has also established links with the Arbroath Courthouse Community Trust who are trying to acquire a building in a prime location in Arbroath for community purposes. She attended the first public meeting of the ACCT in December 2016 and shared results of the SSAMIS study pointing to the need of a communal space in Angus. She also sent a written statement to ACCT Chair to be incorporated into their case of support in a funding application. Paulina has started co-operating with the Angus Council Communities Team more closely. She attended a CLD event in Arbroath in February 2017 at which she contributed ideas to discussions on the local CLD landscape. She also attended the Communities Team meeting in March 2017 at which she spoke about the pop-up cafes and the idea of establishing the community cafe and possible links and collaborations.
Collaborator Contribution Angus Council, Dundee and Angus College, Police Scotland, PKAVS Minority Communities Hub (MEAD) and Angus Refugee Care are all members of the Angus Community Cafe Steering Group. Members of the group attend our meetings and contribute/help Paulina shape ideas for the pop-ups and the development of the vision for the community cafe. They also share useful information about local initiatives and distribute information on the pop-ups through their networks. Angus Council (Equalities Department) has also contributed financially to the initial run of Make It Happen Angus! The Angus Council Communities Team have supported the pop-up cafes by coming to these, sharing ideas and looking for ways to tie in and get involved in developing the cafe initiative.
Impact Establishing links and co-operations.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Dundee and Angus College 
Organisation Dundee and Angus College
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Paulina Trevena from the SSAMIS team has established a collaboration with Dundee and Angus College aimed at a) supporting students in organising an exhibition on Scotland; b) co-organising a series of community engagement events accompanying the exhibition; c) co-organising a community consultation event. As part of this collaboration, I have organised a trip for students from Dundee and Angus College to have a learning day at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (planned for 15th March 2016). At GMRC the students will learn how to organise and promote their exhibition. We are also in the course of planning events which would accompany the exhibition (with the aim of bringing different communities living in Angus together) and a community consultation event which would be attended by Dundee and Angus College students, migrants who do not attend the college, and representatives of Angus Council.
Collaborator Contribution Dundee and Angus College are co-operating on organising the above mentioned activities. They are providing staff time as well as e.g. transport for their students for the trip to GMRC and space for the various activities to take place.
Impact We are currently at a planning stage, outcomes will follow within the next few months.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Influencing local authorities in the North East of Scotland 
Organisation Chil Poverty Action Group in Scotoand
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The SSAMIS project team have worked closely with GREC to share our research findings and develop a collaborative approach to making a more systematic impact on policy and practice at the local and regional level. SSAMIS research team has contributed findings and shared data with GREC SSAMIS provided administrative support and funds for the 9th November Workshop
Collaborator Contribution GREC have contributed insight into the mechanisms by which strategic policy-making and practice is developed at the local/regional level. They have shared findings from their own research. GREC have used well established contacts with local authorities, public and third sector service providers and community planning partners to extend the reach of and buy-in to the 9th November Workshop and to gain a commitment to take this work forward. CPAG provided insight from their extensive experience of working to influence policy and practice. They used their contact lists and dissemination mechanisms to increase participation of public and third sector service providers, and contributed to the event from their research and experiential findings.
Impact 9th November 2016, Workshop - Living and Working Together in Scotland: Lessons for Policy and Practice and follow up
Start Year 2016
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation FENIKS. Counselling, Personal Development and Support Services
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Fife Migrants Forum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Department Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Poland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Polish Cultural Festival Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Scottish Family Business Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation Scottish Universities Insight Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Linking Northern Communities SUII KE programme 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration is for a series of knowledge exchange activities and events (community cafes, workshops, roundtables and a schools workshop) involving academics, community based initiatives, migrant associations and the public, focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The SSAMIS research team contributed to the development of the original programme application which was successfully submitted for funding to the Scottish Universities Insight Institute by the University of Aberdeen. Rebecca Kay is a member of the programme team and as such contributed to discussions shaping the planned events and activities. Paulina Trevena will contribute a presentation on 'Poles and the Referendum' to the first programme event - a roundtable discussion 'Poles Apart? A model for polish community integration in Scotland' at the Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 The SSAMIS project team will contribute directly to other events planned for early 2015
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all part of the Programme team and as such contribute to shaping the programme of events and activities. Audiences and contributors will be drawn from the different partners' constituencies and as such there is a focus on knowledge exchange and presentations linked to practical projects and community led initiatives as well as from more academic perspectives. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute has provided funding for the programme of 5 events planned.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving historians, sociologists, language and area studies specialists as well as partners from policy, practice and community based initiatives. Outcomes included a programme of 3 public seminars: 1. 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland', Satrosphere Centre, Aberdeen, 17 November 2014 2. 'Transnational Biographies', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 18 December 2014 3. ' Newcomers and hometowns: Linking local and migrant communities in Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, 16 February 2015 Primary Schools Workshops also took place in Aberdeen on 19 and 20 February. SSAMIS team was most directly involved in the first seminar, 'Poles Apart', where Paulina Trevena was one of a number of round table presenters (See engagement activities for further details). A further consequence of this collaboration was an invitation to Rebecca Kay to be Keynote speaker during the AHRC 'Being Human' festival event, 'Home or Abroad?' hosted at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, 18 November 2015 (See engagement activities for further details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Make It Happen Angus 
Organisation Angus Refugee Care Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paulina Trevena has now co-organised 3 pop-up multicultural cafes in Arbroath with Angus Refugee Care (ARC) (on 6th December 2016, and 7th and 25th February 2017) and we will be running 4 more cafes in 2017. SSAMIS has paid for venue hire, materials for the arts and crafts and organised the art workshops led by artists. Paulina has co-run each of the cafes, managing volunteers, greeting guests and running the arts and crafts corner. Paulina has also prepared advertising material for the pop-ups. Moreover, Paulina is supporting ARC in becoming an organisation of charitable status - Multicultural Angus Charity (MAC). Paulina has agreed to be one of the trustees of the new charity and support it by sharing knowledge and facilitating establishing contacts with stakeholders in the area.
Collaborator Contribution ARC has co-organised 3 pop-up cafes with Dr Paulina Trevena so far and will be co-organising 4 further pop-ups in 2017. ARC staff have been helping in running each of the cafes and have brought on board Syrian volunteers who do home baking for the cafe and serve the cafe customers. ARC have also helped distribute advertising materials for the pop-ups and events, and spread information on the cafes locally. Moreover, they have facilitated establishing many useful contacts (e.g. with local press or church groups).
Impact Local media coverage.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Make It Happen Peterhead 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Museum Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed a week-long pop-up café as Participatory Action Research. Has led to longer term partnership. "Wednesday, 8th March 2017 To whom it may concern I first met Claire when she attended an event as part of the Choose Peterhead Charrette. A conversation about the outcomes of the public engagement that we had carried out, and the unmet needs of Peterhead's Eastern European communities led to the creation of the Make it Happen Café a few short weeks later. In Claire Needler and SSAMIS we found a partner that shared our concerns in trying to create an equality of opportunities and a genuine social integration of the Eastern European communities, but also a partner who was interested in creative and proactive ways of making things happen. This has led to a longer term collaboration, collaborating to run a a weekly language café, and actively planning further and future events. The SSAMIS research and support was instrumental in demonstrating the need for these activities and Claire continues to be a passionate and committed advocate. The combination of academic underpinning with a very people centred and creative approach is inspiring and infectious. Please let me know if you require any further information. Yours faithfully Martin Danziger Creative director, Modo"
Collaborator Contribution Modo contributed venue and specialist creative input. Also helped with publicity and promotion. Modo are a youth circus organisation based in Peterhead. They were instrumental in a creative town planning process 'Choose Peterhead'. Ssamis research highlighted the need for a community space where members of the East European community could meet to socialise, speak English and foster integration. They have a venue that was run as a youth café, that we hired for a week for a nominal rent, to trial the idea of the multicultural community space. WEA provided specialist ESOL tutor for Language Café, both in Make It Happen and ongoing sessions. The WEA are an adult education provider that promotes social justice and inclusion thoughout its teaching. Drawing on their expertise, in the form of a paid sessional ESOL tutor, added robustness to our Language café sessions. Caged Beastie were the community arts specialists we worked with. They provided specialist input in making a collaborative film about the Make It Happen Café. They also led workshops in studio photography and comic making, out of which, the materials for the Journeys exhibition developed. Aberdeenshire Museums service delivered a talk on Peterhead's whaling history during the Make it Happen café.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration, leading to exhibition in local museum and weekly Language Café. Exhibition, film and Language Café described further in Engagement Activities
Start Year 2016
 
Description Make It Happen Peterhead 
Organisation Caged Beastie
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a week-long pop-up café as Participatory Action Research. Has led to longer term partnership. "Wednesday, 8th March 2017 To whom it may concern I first met Claire when she attended an event as part of the Choose Peterhead Charrette. A conversation about the outcomes of the public engagement that we had carried out, and the unmet needs of Peterhead's Eastern European communities led to the creation of the Make it Happen Café a few short weeks later. In Claire Needler and SSAMIS we found a partner that shared our concerns in trying to create an equality of opportunities and a genuine social integration of the Eastern European communities, but also a partner who was interested in creative and proactive ways of making things happen. This has led to a longer term collaboration, collaborating to run a a weekly language café, and actively planning further and future events. The SSAMIS research and support was instrumental in demonstrating the need for these activities and Claire continues to be a passionate and committed advocate. The combination of academic underpinning with a very people centred and creative approach is inspiring and infectious. Please let me know if you require any further information. Yours faithfully Martin Danziger Creative director, Modo"
Collaborator Contribution Modo contributed venue and specialist creative input. Also helped with publicity and promotion. Modo are a youth circus organisation based in Peterhead. They were instrumental in a creative town planning process 'Choose Peterhead'. Ssamis research highlighted the need for a community space where members of the East European community could meet to socialise, speak English and foster integration. They have a venue that was run as a youth café, that we hired for a week for a nominal rent, to trial the idea of the multicultural community space. WEA provided specialist ESOL tutor for Language Café, both in Make It Happen and ongoing sessions. The WEA are an adult education provider that promotes social justice and inclusion thoughout its teaching. Drawing on their expertise, in the form of a paid sessional ESOL tutor, added robustness to our Language café sessions. Caged Beastie were the community arts specialists we worked with. They provided specialist input in making a collaborative film about the Make It Happen Café. They also led workshops in studio photography and comic making, out of which, the materials for the Journeys exhibition developed. Aberdeenshire Museums service delivered a talk on Peterhead's whaling history during the Make it Happen café.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration, leading to exhibition in local museum and weekly Language Café. Exhibition, film and Language Café described further in Engagement Activities
Start Year 2016
 
Description Make It Happen Peterhead 
Organisation Modo Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a week-long pop-up café as Participatory Action Research. Has led to longer term partnership. "Wednesday, 8th March 2017 To whom it may concern I first met Claire when she attended an event as part of the Choose Peterhead Charrette. A conversation about the outcomes of the public engagement that we had carried out, and the unmet needs of Peterhead's Eastern European communities led to the creation of the Make it Happen Café a few short weeks later. In Claire Needler and SSAMIS we found a partner that shared our concerns in trying to create an equality of opportunities and a genuine social integration of the Eastern European communities, but also a partner who was interested in creative and proactive ways of making things happen. This has led to a longer term collaboration, collaborating to run a a weekly language café, and actively planning further and future events. The SSAMIS research and support was instrumental in demonstrating the need for these activities and Claire continues to be a passionate and committed advocate. The combination of academic underpinning with a very people centred and creative approach is inspiring and infectious. Please let me know if you require any further information. Yours faithfully Martin Danziger Creative director, Modo"
Collaborator Contribution Modo contributed venue and specialist creative input. Also helped with publicity and promotion. Modo are a youth circus organisation based in Peterhead. They were instrumental in a creative town planning process 'Choose Peterhead'. Ssamis research highlighted the need for a community space where members of the East European community could meet to socialise, speak English and foster integration. They have a venue that was run as a youth café, that we hired for a week for a nominal rent, to trial the idea of the multicultural community space. WEA provided specialist ESOL tutor for Language Café, both in Make It Happen and ongoing sessions. The WEA are an adult education provider that promotes social justice and inclusion thoughout its teaching. Drawing on their expertise, in the form of a paid sessional ESOL tutor, added robustness to our Language café sessions. Caged Beastie were the community arts specialists we worked with. They provided specialist input in making a collaborative film about the Make It Happen Café. They also led workshops in studio photography and comic making, out of which, the materials for the Journeys exhibition developed. Aberdeenshire Museums service delivered a talk on Peterhead's whaling history during the Make it Happen café.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration, leading to exhibition in local museum and weekly Language Café. Exhibition, film and Language Café described further in Engagement Activities
Start Year 2016
 
Description Make It Happen Peterhead 
Organisation Workers' Educational Association (WEA)
Department WEA Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developed a week-long pop-up café as Participatory Action Research. Has led to longer term partnership. "Wednesday, 8th March 2017 To whom it may concern I first met Claire when she attended an event as part of the Choose Peterhead Charrette. A conversation about the outcomes of the public engagement that we had carried out, and the unmet needs of Peterhead's Eastern European communities led to the creation of the Make it Happen Café a few short weeks later. In Claire Needler and SSAMIS we found a partner that shared our concerns in trying to create an equality of opportunities and a genuine social integration of the Eastern European communities, but also a partner who was interested in creative and proactive ways of making things happen. This has led to a longer term collaboration, collaborating to run a a weekly language café, and actively planning further and future events. The SSAMIS research and support was instrumental in demonstrating the need for these activities and Claire continues to be a passionate and committed advocate. The combination of academic underpinning with a very people centred and creative approach is inspiring and infectious. Please let me know if you require any further information. Yours faithfully Martin Danziger Creative director, Modo"
Collaborator Contribution Modo contributed venue and specialist creative input. Also helped with publicity and promotion. Modo are a youth circus organisation based in Peterhead. They were instrumental in a creative town planning process 'Choose Peterhead'. Ssamis research highlighted the need for a community space where members of the East European community could meet to socialise, speak English and foster integration. They have a venue that was run as a youth café, that we hired for a week for a nominal rent, to trial the idea of the multicultural community space. WEA provided specialist ESOL tutor for Language Café, both in Make It Happen and ongoing sessions. The WEA are an adult education provider that promotes social justice and inclusion thoughout its teaching. Drawing on their expertise, in the form of a paid sessional ESOL tutor, added robustness to our Language café sessions. Caged Beastie were the community arts specialists we worked with. They provided specialist input in making a collaborative film about the Make It Happen Café. They also led workshops in studio photography and comic making, out of which, the materials for the Journeys exhibition developed. Aberdeenshire Museums service delivered a talk on Peterhead's whaling history during the Make it Happen café.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration, leading to exhibition in local museum and weekly Language Café. Exhibition, film and Language Café described further in Engagement Activities
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership with Aberdeenshire Museums 
Organisation Aberdeenshire Council
Department Museums
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration began in late 2015 when Holly Porteous initiated contact with Fiona Slattery Clark, Museum Curator (Learning) of Aberdeenshire Museums. It was agreed that SSAMIS would work together with the Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead on a collaborative exhibition entitled 'Journeys'. This was based on our migrant interviews and on further joint community consultation with both migrant and non-migrant community groups. Alongside migrants from Aberdeenshire, Fiona attended workshops we held at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow/Glasgow Museums Resource Centre in March 2017. Claire Needler took over this partnership on the SSAMIS side in April 2016. She worked on community engagement activities involving several other local community groups, and collaboratively curated the exhibition itself, which ran from 15th October 2016 to 1st February 2017.
Collaborator Contribution Fiona Slattery Clark, the Arbuthnot Museum curator, contributed space and supporting materials (i.e. local art, historical artefacts) to run around the Journeys exhibits. She took part in our Glasgow Museums workshop and community consultations prior to the exhibition itself. She also worked collaboratively with Claire Needler on organising community events linked to the exhibition (e.g. visits by local schoolchildren, evening events celebrating the exhibition).
Impact An exhibition, 'Journeys', linked to SSAMIS work on migration was held in the Arbuthnot Museum from October 2016-February 2017. Community workshops with local schoolchildren were held during the exhibition. Local community groups (e.g. Modo, the WEA) took part in producing materials for the exhibition and organising/publicising associated events.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Peterhead Language Cafe 
Organisation Modo Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Claire Needler took the lead in establishing this working partnership between Ssamis, Modo and The WEA. We run a weekly Language Café, that developed directly from the PAR Make It Happen Café in July. I (CN) co-deliver every café session, promote the Langauge Café through social media and blogs, and have used it as a case study at Ssamis events.
Collaborator Contribution Modo contribute the venue, staff time, and publicity and promotion. We run the café in their youth café space, which increases use of the space. WEA contribute ESOL tutor time. 2 hours/week. This funding has recently been confirmed until the end of this academic year.
Impact This partnership is creating an inclusive community space where migrants can get to know members of the host community, practice speaking English, learn new skills, and have fun, in an informal setting. Over time we are building a regular membership, and social connections between participants are strengthening. Report on the impact of partnership working between the Workers' Educational Association and SSAMIS Clare Harper - Educational Development Manager, WEA, NE Scotland "The WEA has had a very positive experience of working in partnership with the SSAMIS project. The WEA has delivered ESOL provision in the NE of Scotland for a number of years - mainly focussed on the workplace language needs of incoming EU migrant workers, particularly in the Peterhead area, where many Eastern Europeans are employed within fish processing and related industries. It has long been our experience that language training alone cannot meet the needs of incoming workers and their families; the wider process of integration, and raising shared cultural awareness between the local community and ESOL learners is hugely important. SSAMIS has recognised this also, and it is identified within their report. In order to try to aid integration, and encourage shared learning (and fun activities!) between the 'host' community and 'incomers' - both SSAMIS and the WEA saw the huge potential of language cafes. To this end, Claire Needler and the WEA convened a meeting of people involved in 3 language cafes in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, to share experience, look at comparative practice, and identify possible areas for future collaboration. (e.g. possible joint funding applications). This meeting was felt to be useful and valuable by all those attending , and another one is scheduled in the short term. In addition, Claire has worked with a WEA ESOL tutor to progress and develop the Peterhead language Café - which has been hugely successful in providing a meaningful and fun learning experience for all those involved - whatever their culture and country of origin. If the WEA in this area has the funds, it will be more than happy to continue to support this partnership initiative with SSAMIS. It has proved enlightening to see the process of academic research actively informing shared development in a local area. I hope this collaboration will continue."
Start Year 2016
 
Description Peterhead Language Cafe 
Organisation Workers Education Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Claire Needler took the lead in establishing this working partnership between Ssamis, Modo and The WEA. We run a weekly Language Café, that developed directly from the PAR Make It Happen Café in July. I (CN) co-deliver every café session, promote the Langauge Café through social media and blogs, and have used it as a case study at Ssamis events.
Collaborator Contribution Modo contribute the venue, staff time, and publicity and promotion. We run the café in their youth café space, which increases use of the space. WEA contribute ESOL tutor time. 2 hours/week. This funding has recently been confirmed until the end of this academic year.
Impact This partnership is creating an inclusive community space where migrants can get to know members of the host community, practice speaking English, learn new skills, and have fun, in an informal setting. Over time we are building a regular membership, and social connections between participants are strengthening. Report on the impact of partnership working between the Workers' Educational Association and SSAMIS Clare Harper - Educational Development Manager, WEA, NE Scotland "The WEA has had a very positive experience of working in partnership with the SSAMIS project. The WEA has delivered ESOL provision in the NE of Scotland for a number of years - mainly focussed on the workplace language needs of incoming EU migrant workers, particularly in the Peterhead area, where many Eastern Europeans are employed within fish processing and related industries. It has long been our experience that language training alone cannot meet the needs of incoming workers and their families; the wider process of integration, and raising shared cultural awareness between the local community and ESOL learners is hugely important. SSAMIS has recognised this also, and it is identified within their report. In order to try to aid integration, and encourage shared learning (and fun activities!) between the 'host' community and 'incomers' - both SSAMIS and the WEA saw the huge potential of language cafes. To this end, Claire Needler and the WEA convened a meeting of people involved in 3 language cafes in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, to share experience, look at comparative practice, and identify possible areas for future collaboration. (e.g. possible joint funding applications). This meeting was felt to be useful and valuable by all those attending , and another one is scheduled in the short term. In addition, Claire has worked with a WEA ESOL tutor to progress and develop the Peterhead language Café - which has been hugely successful in providing a meaningful and fun learning experience for all those involved - whatever their culture and country of origin. If the WEA in this area has the funds, it will be more than happy to continue to support this partnership initiative with SSAMIS. It has proved enlightening to see the process of academic research actively informing shared development in a local area. I hope this collaboration will continue."
Start Year 2016
 
Description Arbroath Community Learning and Development planning event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paulina Trevena was invited to the Arbroath Community Learning and Development planning event on 22nd February 2017. Paulina took part in and contributed to discussions of the local CLD landscape. New contacts were established during the event which have led to further collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Arbroath community consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Arbroath Community consultation event on 9th May 2016 was organised by Dr Paulina Trevena and involved local stakeholders and ESOL students and staff from D&A College (40 participants altogether). Its objective was to share and gain feedback on the preliminary results of the SSAMIS study and discuss our PAR ideas, including the idea of establishing an international café in Angus. This idea received an overwhelmingly positive response with most participants stating this was a good idea and worth pursuing, and that such a space was very much needed in Angus. Moreover, the ESOL students taking part in our consultation event considered being given the opportunity to meet and speak to other people from the community as one of its greatest benefits. Following the consultation Paulina formed a Steering Group for the Angus Community Cafe. She also successfully applied for funding for running pop-up cafes to trial the idea from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. During the trial run of the pop-up cafes in October 2016 she established links with Angus Refugee Care (ARC) and started running further pop-ups in co-operation with them in 2017. ARC are now in the process of becoming a charity (Multicultural Angus Charity, MAC) and will continue to run the pop-ups after Paulina's activities in the area come to an end.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/initiatives/headline_483509_en.html
 
Description Blog Post, Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This was an invited blog post on the SSAMIS project linked to the launch of Policy Scotland's Welfare Reform Network in late 2015. It was presented at a linked event attended by a range of third sector organisations, project stakeholders and local policymakers in November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/challenges-faced-by-central-east-european-migrants-welfare-and-suppo...
 
Description Blog Post, The Conversation Academic Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This blog post based on the SSAMIS research project was intended to contribute to ongoing political discussions around the UK's negotiation of its status within the European Union, particularly in relation to the status of EU migrants and their access to British welfare.

At the time of this submission the original post had been read by 1,750 readers and retweeted or liked on Twitter 50+ times, with the majority of readers coming from the UK, the US, Australia and France. In terms of impact on audience views, the post has been circulated amongst specialist journalists/broadcasters.

It has also been reposted by the London School of Economics Brexit Vote Blog, by the Turkish Sun, and the Business Insider blog (where we were informed it received over 9,000 readers).

http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-migrants-feel-about-the-uks-welfare-system-2016-1?r=US&IR=T
http://turkishsun.net/news/why-david-camerons-four-year-benefits-plan-wont-reduce-eu-migration/
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/01/08/why-david-camerons-four-year-benefits-plan-wont-reduce-eu-migration/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/why-david-camerons-four-year-benefits-plan-wont-reduce-eu-migration-5287...
 
Description CAMOC Migration Workshop, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Council of Museums (CAMOC) held a workshop around migration at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow, on 26th-27th November 2015. Holly Porteous, Paulina Trevena and Sergei Shubin presented preliminary thoughts on turning the SSAMIS research findings into a museum exhibition in Aberdeenshire, and gathered audience expertise on how this has been achieved in relation to migrants by various international museums. They were also able to discuss these issues with museum professionals during informal breaks and watch presentations on these issues. A video of the SSAMIS presentation was featured on CAMOC's YouTube channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://youtu.be/qdquq8b5hr4
 
Description Celebrating the Difference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Claire Needler displayed information at a community open day 'Celebrating the Difference' in the college NESCOL in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. This event combined information stalls, food and creative perfomances and was designed to bring the North East's multinational community together with people with disabilities and the host community, to break down barriers between groups and foster acceptance and welcoming between different groups.
Ssamis had an information stall, where we displayed some of our Journeys exhibition, as well as project publications. We also advertised our Language Café. The most significant impact was the opportunity to talk with potential Language Café members face to face. It was also a useful networking opportunity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/disseminationevents/headline_483563_en.html
 
Description Engagement with local press in Angus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Make It Happen Angus! initiative led by Dr Paulina Trevena has been gaining media attention. Paulina gave an interview which formed the basis of a press article published in the Angus editions of the local Herald in early October 2016. Another article appeared in the Courier in mid October 2016 and then again in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/initiatives/headline_483501_en.html
 
Description Home or Abroad? - Being Human Festival, Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An audience of approximately 45 people, including representatives of migrant organisations, local authorities, interested members of the general public, study participants and others attended this evening event. Presentations by Rebecca Kay (SSAMIS team) and Daniela Sime (University of Strathclyde) explored a range of aspects of their ESRC funded research into experiences of migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in Scotland. Prof. Kay focused particularly on experiences of migration to rural contexts and the extent to which people who may initially have come on quite a temporary basis often end up staying longer term.
There was lively discussion afterwards and participants from the Polish Association Aberdeen gave useful feedback and reaffirmed their interest in involvement in the Participatory Action Research phase of the project. A postgraduate student present at the event also offered to volunteer with the project, providing assistance for upcoming events and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://beinghumanfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Being_Human_print_programme_web_pages-002.p...
 
Description Interim report launch in Glasgow and Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of our project interim report in Glasgow (4th February 2016) and in Aberdeen (24th February 2016) followed by workshops further exploring themes related to the research: employment, language, welfare and social aspects of migration. The presentations and workshops evoked discussions and requests for further information and/or involvement in other events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/#/outputsanddissemination
 
Description Is Scotland Our Home? Experiences of Migration from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Former Soviet Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The SSAMIS team took part in the European Researchers Night event held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow on 30 September 2016. Our research station 'Scotland Our Home? Experiences of Migration from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Former Soviet Union ' brought together information from the SSAMIS project, and also related research at the University of Glasgow, looking at migration from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union to Scotland. We wished visitors to the station to engage with the question 'What it is like to live in Scotland for people from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia or the Former Soviet Union?' and 'What is it that makes people choose to come here and what helps them to decide to stay?'
The research station combined a variety of interactive materials and examples gathered through our research, including: objects, art work and photographs we have been curating and creating with migrants living and working in Angus and Aberdeenshire; a film showing our language cafe initiative in Peterhead; and the reports we have produced. We asked visitors to be involved in a number of interactive activities including: to help to create a 'living map' by adding a polaroid photo and their story of migration to the map; to add to our interactive phrasebook with languages that they knew; to respond to the question 'what makes a place home' and 'what would you say to people coming to Glasgow'. We also talked to people about our organised community initiatives and events, language cafés;our research findings and future events we were organising.
Through the day we had between 50 and 100 people coming to the stall, getting involved in the activities, and talking to us about our research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/disseminationevents/
 
Description Journeys Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Claire Needler developed this event, which took place on 5th December we held a series of schools workshops, to increase engagement with the Journeys exhibition. Over the course of the day, more than 100 pupils and teachers attended the event. They looked at the exhibition and watched the film, then did a quiz and completed a worksheet about what makes Christmas special to them.

In the evening of the same day, we held another event for participants and stakeholders. Local Authority staff and a local councillor also attended the event. We discussed the exhibition, future collaboration opportunities, and shared Christmas cakes from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/initiatives/headline_482303_en.html
 
Description Journeys exhibition in Press and Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release about journeys exhibition in Peterhead. Drafted with assistance from Swansea University's PR team. Had background to project as well as info about exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/north-east/peterhead/1043029/unique-migration-stories-to-be-sho...
 
Description Language Cafes as a Site of Wider Cultural Integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in international online journal 'Europe Now'. Also shared link widely through social media. More than 1000 views on the Europe Now website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/01/31/language-cafes-as-a-site-of-wider-cultural-integration/
 
Description Living and Working Together in Scotland: Lessons for Policy and Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event was organised in collaboration between SSAMIS, GREC and CPAG in Scotland and brought together research findings and recommendations from projects undertaken with, by and about migrant communities in Scotland. It focused on supporting the development of evidence-based practice and was opened by the Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council who pledged to work with the organisers and participants to take the outcomes of the day further in developing a strategic policy approach.

Discussions during the event itself concluded by identifying two priority actions that would make the biggest difference in improving policy and practice going forward.
These were:
• A strong consensus on the need for co-production of knowledge and working across sectors in terms of policy development. This included a call for community engagement in both policy development and implementation and the need for bottom-up responses;
• A call for greater transparency and accountability in terms of policy which is needs driven and informed by evidence. This should also entail flexibility and willingness to change policy if evidence suggests it is not working.

These priorities will be taken forward during a roundtable event, to take place on 7th June 2017, where the focus will be on looking at actual policy mechanisms and practical support to further these priorities. The Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council has committed to host this roundtable. We are actively seeking opportunities to extend this discussion to include Aberdeenshire Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/disseminationevents/
 
Description Make It Happen Angus! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Make It Happen Angus!' is a community initiative run by Dr Paulina Trevena. The initiative came into being as a response to the issues of loneliness, isolation and barriers to language learning that our study participants had voiced. Through this initiative, we are trialling the idea of a community cafe in Angus that would provide a family-friendly space for people from various communities to come together. 'Make It Happen Angus!' started with a series of 30 events and activities organised for and with the local community in Arbroath between 4th and 16th October 2016. Following the success of the initial run of Make It Happen, Paulina has continued with the pop-up cafes. The cafe has been attended by around 250 people so far, its popularity and support for it is growing. Our cafe participants have commented that this is a very good idea and have appreciated the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere of the cafe. There are plans of the initiative to be taken over by a local charity in the making, Multicultural Angus Charity, after Paulina's role in the initiative comes to an end (Paulina is also one of the trustees for this new charity). Another legacy of Make It Happen activities is Angus Council starting a new daytime family ESOL class in the same venue as Paulina's pop-up cafes (OB's Cafe, 19 West Port, Arbroath). The venue is a former cafe (which has now been shut down for a few years) belonging to a local church trust. Until recently, the venue was scarcely used and largely forgotten; Make It Happen activities have put it back on the map for the local community and made it a known space to the migrant community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/initiatives/headline_483501_en.html
 
Description Media interview on EU referendum and the immigration debate (Brexit) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Sergei Shubin was invited to provide a contribution to the national newspaper on EU referendum and the immigration debate in Wales and in the UK. The original media publication led to an invitation to participate in the EU referendum event in Swansea, presented by the BBC. The debate influenced policy (as a par tof Wales report)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/eu-referendum/story-29413705-detail/story.html
 
Description Migrant Experiences and Understandings of Emotional and Material Security: Post-socialist Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This two day workshop brought together 12 researchers working on the SSAMIS project; another ESRC funded project held at Glasgow University (Intimate Migrations); Russian colleagues from REGION Research Centre (Ulianovsk, Russia); the Higher School of Economics (St Petersburg, Russia) and other leading researchers and PhD students in the field of post-socialist migrations from Finland, Scotland and Wales.
The workshop explored issues around 'social security' and migration in post-socialist contexts both within the region and beyond (Scotland, Finland). Draft papers were provided in advance of the workshop and were discussed in depth at the workshop, when participants presented their individual papers. The workshop was also aimed at developing common ground and shared perspectives with a view to developing a special issue journal publication. A special issue has been secured with the journal Central Eastern European Migration Review. Articles are currently being prepared and the special issue will be published in early 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Migrant Youth Identity workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: 'Young Polish migrants in the UK: local contexts, work, friendships and de-/re-constructing identities' at workshop 'Migrant youth identity in post-referendum Scotland', Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, 19th October 2015. The workshop was aimed at knowledge exchange on challenges faced by migrant youth and possible ways of addressing these. It sparked discussion on specific issues faced by migrant youth and ideas on improving the experience of settling in for young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Programmes20152016/MigrantYouthIdentities.aspx
 
Description Migrants in the Welfare Reform workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: 'Engaging with the welfare system in Scotland: Central and Eastern European migrants' experiences' at the Supporting Migrants in Welfare Reform workshop, Glasgow, 11th November 2015. An audience of over 40 practitioners, third sector organisations, representatives of local and national government as well as researchers attended a 3 hour workshop organised in partnership by Policy Scotland and Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). The workshop sparked discussions on impacts of the welfare reform on migrants and provided a space for representatives of different organisations to network and link up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/event-supporting-migrants-in-welfare-reform/
 
Description Poles Apart event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Polish attitudes to the Scottish referendum' (Paulina Trevena of SSAMIS with Dr Anna Gasior-Niemiec, University of Rzeszow) at the 'Poles Apart? A model for Polish community integration in Scotland' roundtable event (17th November 2014, Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen) organised as part of the Linking Northern Communities project led by Prof. Karen Friedrich, University of Aberdeen. The was one of a series of events focusing on migration from Eastern Europe to improve understanding of processes of cultural and social integration into Scottish society. The vent sparked discussion on the political and cultural engagement of Poles living in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/events/7636/
 
Description Presentation at CPAG - Advising BME Communities Project advisory group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SSAMIS were invited to present the results of the study at CPAG for the Advising BME Communities Project advisory group meeting held on 15th December 2016. Dr Paulina Trevena presented on 'Engaging with the welfare system in Scotland: Central and Eastern European migrants' attitudes and experiences'. The presentation was met with interest and a discussion followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation of Preliminary Research Report to 'Integrate Grampian' Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 3rd December 2015, Holly Porteous presented our preliminary research findings to Integrate Grampian, a regional group in Aberdeenshire focused on integration of different ethnic groups within the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray regions of Scotland. Around ten members were present at the meeting, and the report was also sent to the wider group, which includes local government members and policymakers, third sector organisations, further education practitioners, and representatives of national institutions such as Police Scotland.

There was considerable interest in the SSAMIS findings on a regional and national basis, and members requested copies of the report for their own future professional use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release for Language cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Language café was reported in the local press, which raised awareness of Ssamis activities at a local level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.buchanobserver.co.uk/news/education/town-language-cafe-shares-experiences-1-4294979
 
Description Research and Policy Briefing Welsh Assembly Committee for equality, local government and communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rebecca Kay was invited to participate in a research and policy briefing for members of the Welsh Assembly committee for equality, local government and communities, hosted by the Scottish Refugee Council in partnership with GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network). The members of the Welsh Assembly were in Scotland on a study visit linked to the preparation of an inquiry into refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied children, and the support they can be offered in Wales. They wished to learn from Scotland's experiences (positive and negative). SSAMIS were invited to contribute due to the project expertise in relation to community initiatives, issues relating to integration, language learning etc.
In a letter of thanks to the GRAMNet convenor, concerning the full day of events, John Griffiths (AM) Chair of the committee for equality, local government and communities wrote:
'I am writing to you on behalf of the members of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to thank you for putting together such a varied and interesting programme for our visit to the Scottish Refugee Council last week. We were very grateful to you and to the many individuals who gave up their time to participate in the visit. It was particularly helpful to our inquiry to have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the GRAMNet researchers who presented to us.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SEALCC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SSAMIS project were invited to do a presentation and workshop for EAL teachers working across Scotland at the SEALCC Annual Meeting in Stirling on 17th May 2016. Dr Paulina Trevena made a presentation on 'Central and East European Migrants in Scotland: realities of everyday life and attitudes towards schooling' and following this the team ran a discussion workshop on how schools can better engage with migrant parents. Around 60 practitioners attended the meeting. The participants found the presentation informative and interesting and the discussion that followed it useful. A better understanding of the differences between the Central European and Scottish education systems was reported, and a number of participants were interested in future co-operation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/outputs/outputs/#/workingpapersandpresentat...
 
Description SNP Justice and Home Affairs Group - Family migration research launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This half- day event convened by Anne McLaughlin (MP) and Stuart McDonald (MP) on 9 March 2017 had the following stated aims:
To highlight the injustices, negative impact and spread of the UK Family Migration policy and other migration issues
To inform the position of the Scottish government (and future policy in an independent Scotland)
To share learning with key stakeholders (academic, legal, 3rd Sector etc)
To encourage more research in this area
To inform public discourse and opinion
Rebecca Kay was invited to speak in response to the findings of a research report 'Family migration, A Scottish Perspective' commissioned by the SNP Westminster Parliamentary Group and to contribute insights and findings from SSAMIS research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SSAMIS Blog series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We have developed a series of regular blogs, published approximately every other month and featuring information about our community-based initiatives; stakeholder dissemination events and reflections on broader policy issues e.g. Brexit Referendum. The blog is hosted on the GRAMNet wordpress site as a dedicated series. Blog postings are advertised through twitter and facebook by SSAMIS, and by GRAMNet (which has a much wider reach, with 2,731 followers etc.)
Our blogs have been popular on the GRAMNet wordpress site:
'Which Exit After Brexit', published in July2016 has been the third most popular article of the GRAMNet blog over the last 365 days with 226 views, It was shared 34 times on facebook. 'Making it happen in Peterhead' is only 2 places behind with 203 views. shared 64 times on facebook, 'SSAMIS in Peterhead: what happened next?' at 117 views. shared 14 times, 'Making it Happen in Angus' 106 views, shared 12 times on facebook; 'The Make it Happen Cafe' 85 views. shared 21 times on facebook; 'Living and working together' - 55 views. No shares.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/blogs/
 
Description SSAMIS social media strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact We have developed a clear and coherent social media presence in the last year, with a facebook page and associated facebook events and activities linked primarily to our community engagement initiatives. These serve to draw attention to and encourage participation within these events locally, but also bring them to the attention of other researchers and practitioners and provide these with an opportunity to interact with the project. Comments and likes also allow participants to have a say in the ways in which initiatives develop over time and in some cases to take further ownership of for example language cafe programmes, offering to run particular events or activities etc. Our main Facebook page has 121 followers, but dedicated local pages/events linked to the language cafe in Peterhead has 83 followers and to the community cafe in Angus 42 followers.
Our twitter feed also reflects our participatory activities but is more tailored for practitioners and researchers and also reports on related research or current affairs stories. We have interacted with a range of other researchers and practice based groups and organisations through twitter and used it as a way to disseminate information for example about stakeholder events, interim reports etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/SSAMISproject/
 
Description Scottish Migrant Network presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation 'Experiences of social security and prospects for long-term settlement among migrants from CEE and FSU - preliminary findings' (Paulina Trevena with Holly Porteous) to the Scottish Migrants Network, Arbroath, 25th March 2015. The aim was to share and discuss the preliminary results of the project. The talk was reported as informative and useful by the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scottish Rural Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SSAMIS held a stall and a fringe workshop at the Scottish Rural Parliament (SRP) in Brechin, 6-8th October 2016. Dr Paulina Trevena also attended discussion workshops at the SRP. During the SRP the SSAMIS team shared information about the research and related local activities (Make It Happen Angus!) and disseminated the results of the study. The SSAMIS study sparked many questions and we established a number of useful contacts through participation in the event. Some of these have led to further engagement with the SSAMIS study and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/disseminationevents/headline_483577_en.html
 
Description Stakeholder dissemination and discussion events: Migrant experiences of Settlement in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A series of stakeholder events were run to launch our interim report (see publications and URL below) and provide opportunities for feedback and discussion with key stakeholders in local government, third sector organisations and professional practitioners e.g. English as a Second or Other Language providers, advice and advocacy agencies etc.
The first event in Glasgow hosted over 30 participants; the second in Aberdeen also hosted over 30. A further event will be held in Angus in due course.
Feedback was very positive with 87% of participants who submitted feedback forms in Glasgow saying they were likely (13.3%); very likely (53.3%) or extremely likely (20%) to use the findings of our research in their work. In Aberdeen 91% of participants who submitted feedback forms said they were likely (9%); very likely (18%) or extremely likely (64%) to use the findings of our research in their work.
Specific proposals were made for future co-operation and practical outcomes linked to Child Poverty Action Group; Scottish English as an Additional Language co-ordinating Council; and for future events bringing together SSAMIS findings with findings of other research projects underway in Aberdeenshire and Angus, with a view to effecting policy change. Requests were also made for the development of a more interactive social media profile for the project, and we will develop this in the coming period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/research/ssamis/#/outputsanddissemination
 
Description Supporting Migrants in Welfare Reform - Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An audience of over 40 practitioners, third sector organisations, representatives of local and national government as well as researchers attended a 3 hour workshop 'Supporting Migrants in Welfare Reform', held on 11th November 2015 at the Olympia Building, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow. This event was organised in partnership by Policy Scotland and Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet).

The event began with presentations from Henri Krishna (CPAG Scotland), Dr Holly Porteous (SSAMIS team) and Dr Paulina Trevena (SSAMIS team)
After the presentations, the audience were organised into discussion groups. Each group included a mix of representatives from academic, third sector and policy organisations. Discussions began with the opportunity for participants to use their own experience/work/research to build on, further illustrate, or offer alternative perspectives to what was said by the speakers.
The groups went on to talk about what could be done in practical terms to better support migrants, and how to support those providing services or support to migrants in navigating welfare and welfare reforms. Summaries of the discussions have been published on the Policy Scotland website. These include suggestions for roles which specific organisations and groups could take in better supporting migrants and welfare services with which they engage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/supporting-migrants-in-welfare-reform-next-steps/
 
Description Talk at Angus Council Communities Team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paulina Trevena was invited to the Angus Council Communities Team meeting to speak about the Make It Happen initiative. A discussion of possible links and ways of supporting each other in developing this and other initiatives followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017