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Regional Studies Association Conference 2008 - GO-EAST: Migration and Migrant Workers in the UK and an Enlarged European Union - Cambridge

Tuesday 01 December

Migration is a perennial issue for many communities and regions in this country and elsewhere. For nations and regions such as Scotland, Ireland, the North of England out-migration has been an important area of research and public concern for many years. Conversely, for other parts of the UK, and especially London and the South East, immigration has been the dominant item on the demographic agenda.



Eastbrook, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8DF



This conference brings together a collection of academics, policy advisors and practitioners to discuss the role and impacts of migrant workers on communities and regions. They have a wealth of experience between them and each has been involved in conducting studies on migrant workers in different parts of the country. They offer perspectives from academia and practice, from the rural, urban and regional, and from all aspects of the economic and social spectrum.


An important dimension of this conference will be to promote dialogue between students (especially those on postgraduate and research programmes) and practitioners in local and central government, NGOs and other relevant organisations. The debate on immigration and migrant workers is often highly charged and lacking in an unbiased evidence-base; this event promises to be different and to provide the opportunity to consider impacts and needs, data and analysis in a challenging but constructive environment.



·         Tony Champion, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, “Housing impacts”

·         Anne Green, University of Warwick, “Issues for Local and Regional Economic Development and Policy”

·          Jill Rutter, ippr “Britain's Immigrants: An economic profile”

·          Ross Brown, Scottish Enterprise, “The Scottish Experience” (tbc)

·          Bob Rowthorn, University of Cambridge, “Labour markets” (tbc)

·         Crispin Moor, Director of CRC (Commission of Rural Communities) Whitehall office, “Impact and role of rural communities” (tbc)



·          £25 Full-time RSA member students

·          £35 Full-time students (non-RSA members)

·          £99 RSA-members

·          £125 Non-RSA members


Regional Studies Association offers territorial membership pricing and a 20% discount on membership prices if you join at, before or during a conference. You can join as you register and benefit from the lower conference fee.


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Contact for more information:

Please contact Regional Studies Association on +44 (0)1323 899 698 or email for more details.