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. (Following her appointment as Shadow Minister of Immigration, Holly Lynch is no longer a member of the APPG. Peter Gibson MP is currently acting chair.)

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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,…

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…

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…

Watch online evidence sessions

The APPG on Social Integration has been holding informal online oral evidence sessions to examine the issues which Covid-19 has created 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