Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network
Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) is an initiative of the University of Glasgow working internationally, and across Scotland and the UK to build on the extensive expertise relating to migration, refugees and asylum, and with a particular interest in aspects of community cohesion. GRAMNet is a partnership with a range of community and public organisations working in the field and its research and activities are led by its members and participants who set the research agenda.
GRAMNet: Making connections from Katja Frimberger on Vimeo.
GRAMNet offers extensive opportunities for knowledge exchange and public engagement through:
- Regular eBulletins
- Trainings and workshops
- Refugee Week Research Programme
- Conferences and events
- Artists and performers in residence
- Funded projects and partnership initiatives
GRAMNET aims to facilitate a range of relationships but not to speak for any of its partners or groups, rather to uphold the values of ‘academic freedom’ in enabling a space for researching questions which arise through migration and asylum flows, hospitality and integration. GRAMNet does not therefore take a ‘collective’ view on issues but rather supports academics and partners is their distinctive work and questions. Academics working in the network are engaged with these questions and have a sense of the value and importance of a range of knowledge and practices, including academic.
The City of Glasgow is host to the largest population of refugees and asylum seekers under the dispersal policy as well as having a history of hosting large communities of migrants. Glasgow also has a large number of organisations working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in a variety of ways. Whilst immigration is not a devolved matter it is clear that Scotland provides a distinctive context within the UK as far as migration, refugee and asylum issues are concerned. In addition, Scotland’s traditional communities have shown distinctive and creative approaches to the integration and sustaining of new and unstable populations and to promoting heath, prosperity, peace building and community sustainability.
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