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Immigration and the UK-EU Relationship

Event date
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015
Event time
10:00 to 17:30
Event Type
In-person event
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The ESRC UK in a Changing Europe Programme and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research invite you to a one-day conference on

Immigration and the UK-EU Relationship

Date: Tuesday 8th December 2015

Time: 10am-5.30pm (Coffee and registration from 9.30am)

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

Start: 9.30 am  (arrival, coffee) for 10.00 am start

10 am Opening remarks/intro (Menon and Portes)

Session 1:  10.15-11.30   Public attitudes: perceptions, myths and realities

Speakers: Matt Goodwin (Kent), Geoff Evans (Oxford) 

Discussants: Sunder Katwala (British Future), Bobby Duffy (IPSOS-Mori) 

Session 2:  11.45-1.00  Benefits and public services

Speakers: Martin Ruhs (Oxford), Michael O'Connor (Stronger in Numbers)

Discussants: Alp Mehmet (Migration Watch), Phoebe Griffith (IPPR)

Lunch 1.00-1.45

Session 3:  1.45-3.00  The impact of free movement on the UK labour market: new perspectives

Speakers:  Jennifer Smith (Warwick), Heather Rolfe (NIESR)

Discussants:   Pawel Swidlicki (Open Europe), Martin Sandbu (FT)

Session 4:   3.15-4.30 The future of UK immigration policy :

Speakers:  Jonathan Portes (NIESR), Madeleine Sumption (Oxford)

Discussant: Stephen Woolfe (UKIP), Saira Grant (JCWI)

Session 5:  4.30-5.30 closing panel:

Anand Menon (King's College London)

Jonathan Portes (NIESR)

Chuka Umunna (Labour Party)

Stephen Parkinson (Vote Leave)

5.30 (5.45 given some slippage) -  well deserved drinks

7pm Dinner for speakers and discussants

Places are limited, and we expect high demand. To ensure your place, please respond as soon as possible to me, Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7654 1931

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8 December 2015
10:00 - 17:30


In-person event