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

Inquiry into integration and immigration launched

01 August 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Integration is pleased to announce the launch of an inquiry into integration and immigration. As chair of the APPG, Chuka Umunna MP, has argued, our national debate on immigration focusses almost exclusively on the number of migrants entering the country – politicians, policymakers and commentators do not…

Blog by Professor Eric Kaufmann

09 July 2016

The integration debate often focuses on whether some minority groups are living apart from the rest of society. On that score, many academics point to a decline in ethnic segregation in England and Wales. But what if minorities are willing to dance, yet the majority is not? White avoidance helps explain why, even as individual ethnic…

Has the UK has become more or less socially segregated since the Cantle Report

23 May 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration held its first pubic evidence session as part of its inquiry into immigration and integratiom. The meeting marked 15 years since the publication of the Cantle Report in 2001 on community cohesion. APPG members discussed whether the UK has become more or less socially segregated since…

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