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Family Reunification Requirements: A Barrier or a Facilitator of Integration?

United Kingdom Country Report

The AIRE Centre is excited to have participated in a transnational research programme to assess the impact of family migration legislation and policies on the integration of third country (non-EEA) nationals in the European Union. The research, entitled ‘Family Reunification – a Barrier or Facilitator of Integration?’ was funded by the European Commission INTI funding programme.

With family migration and integration high on the agenda for both EU and national administrations, this project presented an important opportunity to assess the evidence base for and impact of domestic family migration legislation across Member States. Led by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, and involving partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and The United Kingdom, the project encompassed both legal and social research. Over the course of the programme, the AIRE Centre will be conducted focus groups and interviews with policy makers, NGOs and individuals affected by family migration legislation. 

A Summary Report with the main findings can be downloaded below along with the UK National Report. 

Author

Eleanor Sibley, Emma Fenelon and Nuala Mole

Document type

2013 UK Country Report

Published

23 January 2013

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