APPG on Social Integration
The Challenge provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration.
The APPG brings together parliamentarians from different political parties with an interest in improving social integration.
Together they explore policy solutions which break down barriers to integration, and create chances for people from all walks of life to build relationships.
The APPG is chaired by Chuka Umunna MP, and its Vice Chairs are Naz Shah MP, Matt Warman MP and Holly Lynch MP. The APPG holds regular meetings featuring guest speakers, agrees draft policy reports, and takes evidence from individuals and organisations.
On the 25th August 2017 the APPG released its final report into the integration of immigrants in the UK titled Integration not Demonisation, which is available here. The report argues that the toxic immigration debate is hindering integration and calls for urgent action to build a more cohesive society.
This follows the January release of its Interim Report into Integration of Immigrants in the UK, which you can read here.
Facts about the APPG:
- It is an informal group of parliamentarians from across the political spectrum.
- There are five different political parties represented in the group’s membership.
- Apart from engaging with politicians and ministers, the APPG also works with community organisations, academics, and any interested individuals.
- Most of the APPG’s meetings are open to the public.