Breaking down barriers to integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration

Welcome to the website for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration.

The APPG brings together Parliamentarians from all political parties with an interest in the issue. The group's mission is to drive forward a cross-party conversation on policy solutions to break down barriers to integration and create opportunities for people from all walks of life to build bonds of trust.

Too often the integration of immigrants is depicted as a means of shutting down multiculturalism and replacing it with the politics of assimilation or, worse still, pandering to the politics of hate.This is a fundamental misunderstanding. A strategic and proactive integration agenda is the best way of protecting our diverse, multicultural communities from the peddlers of hatred and division.

Chuka Umunna MP Chair of Social Integration APPG

Latest news

The role of central and local government in the integration of immigrants

17 October 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its third public evidence session as part of its ongoing inquiry into immigration and integration. APPG members reconvened to hear from Don Flynn (Migrants’ Rights Network), Phoebe Griffith (IPPR), David Goodhart (Policy Exchange), and Professor Heath and Lindsay Richards (Centre for Social Investigation at Oxford…

Where should the responsibility for integration lie

05 September 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its second public evidence session as part of its ongoing inquiry into immigration and integration. APPG members discussed government immigration policy, explored where the responsibility for integration should lie, and questioned The Hon Alexander Downer AC (High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom), Elizabeth…

Call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

10 August 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration is pleased to announce a call for evidence for its inquiry into immigration and integration. The Inquiry will explore how reform of the immigration system can put migrant integration at its heart. The inquiry will be divided into two stages. This is a call for evidence…

Access the latest reports from the Social Integration APPG, including the Inquiry into the integration of immigrants.

Upcoming events, evidence sessions and other key dates for the APPG.

See which Parliamentarians are members of the APPG