The International workshop “Migration and Urban Transformations in  Latin American and the United Kingdom in the 21st century ” will explore the relationship between migration policies in both countries and the responses of immigrants to these policies in the urban areas. Therefore, the workshop aims to cover a wide range of themes, including: housing, health, employment, language, community relations, citizenship, education, subjective well-being etc.

Recently, on the one hand, there is an increased interest by governments (e.g. the UK and Brazil) on the management of migration and population diversity. Along with the growth of diversity in cosmopolitan cities all over the world, there has been a rapidly heating debate about migration policies, regulations, multiculturalism, integration and social cohesion. On the other hand, there is an increasing consensus among researchers on the need to deeply understand how the migrants respond to the management of migration in the modern highly-cosmopolitan cities.

The workshop will be held in the city of Brasilia and aims to stimulate synergies between the early carrears researchers and the work we have been developing at The University of Oxford’s Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Observatory of International Migration (OBMigra)  in order to build future collaborations.