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 creates opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect with each other and build bonds of trust.

Our society is stronger when it is more connected. Getting integration right is something that should matter to everyone in Britain, whether you're newly-arrived here or can trace your ancestors back for centuries. People from different backgrounds living well together and having a shared sense of belonging helps make our communities more cohesive and resilient to those who try to foster divisions. The Social Integration APPG can play an important role in developing a consensus for approaches that can make a practical difference.

Holly Lynch MP Chair APPG on Social Integration

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Latest news

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…

New cross-party group launched

21 March 2016

The new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration – which will explore how we can build amore integrated Britain – was launched this morning. The focus of the APPG will be on how we can build and enable the social ties which help people to develop shared identities in modern Britain. Speaking at…

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