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

Visit to Dagenham

10 February 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration visited a sheltered housing unit in Dagenham to explore how local residents of this highly diverse borough felt about immigration and integration. The APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, and the local MP and APPG Officer, Jon Cruddas MP, met with local residents to talk about the…

Call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

03 February 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Integration is pleased to announce a call for evidence for Stage Two of its inquiry into immigration and integration. Stage One of the inquiry set out six guiding principles which the APPG believes should inform the design of a post-Brexit immigration system and development of a government strategy for…

Interim report into integration of immigrants

05 January 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration today launches its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. The cross party group of MPs and peers calls for: The Government to look at introducing a regionally-led immigration system with region-specific visas based on the Canadian model; Immigrants to be…

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