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 on Social Integration is a cross-party group of parliamentarians that aims to drive forward a cross-party conversation on policy solutions that break down barriers to integration and create opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect with each other and build bonds of trust.

During and beyond the Covid pandemic, the work of the APPG for social integration will be more important than ever. Our focus will be on practical ideas for what can be done, not just by national and local government, but also by civic society, business and citizens to bring people closer together. I am looking forward to leading the group as we embark on our next inquiry and grow its membership.

Peter Gibson MP, Chair of the APPG on Social Integration.


Latest News

Inquiry into integration and immigration launched

1st 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,…

Blog by Professor Eric Kaufmann

9th 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…

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

23rd 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…

Online Evidence Sessions

The APPG on Social Integration has been holding informal online oral evidence sessions to examine the legacy and lessons of the Covid-19 crisis in relation to social connection and integration. Watch the first four sessions below.

Chaired by Peter Gibson MP

Previous online evidence sessions

In the first phase of its Covid-19 inquiry, the APPG on Social Integration held online evidence sessions to examine the issues which the pandemic was creating for socially isolated groups and the best practice for responding to these challenges. Watch all three sessions below.

Chaired by Holly Lynch MP

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