About the blog

Welcome to the PPIRG Blog: Exploring Integration and Empowerment

We are thrilled to introduce our latest endeavour – our very own blog! As we embark on this digital journey, we invite you to share in our research and insights.

At PPIRG, we shed light on the challenges peripheral groups face navigating the complex terrain of integration. Whether they are low-waged migrant workers, workers in the informal economy, refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants under special visa schemes, we strive to understand the intricacies of their integration journey. Through our research, we delve into both the social and economic dimensions of integration, unravelling the barriers that hinder integration and illuminate pathways to inclusion.

Led by Professor Lilian Miles and Dr Maria Granados, our multidisciplinary team is committed to collaborative inquiry and cross-cutting exploration. We believe that meaningful research transcends disciplinary boundaries, and thus, we seek partnerships with researchers across diverse fields. Together, we aim to redefine what social integration means in terms of policy and practice, envisioning a future where peripheral groups are not just included, but empowered to thrive.

Our blog serves as a platform to share the fruits of our labour – from in-depth analyses of migration experiences to nuanced implications for policy. Here, you will find articles on a wide range of topics, from supporting women migrant workers’ health, to the challenges faced by barefoot entrepreneurs in the informal economy, to innovative approaches to resettlement planning for refugees and countering exclusionary narratives against migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

As you navigate through our blog, you will encounter stories of resilience, perseverance and hope. Each piece reflects our unwavering commitment to amplifying the voices of those on the periphery and advocating for their rights and well-being.

Join us on this intellectual voyage to explore, learn, and envision a world where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Warm regards,

The PPIRG Team

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