EVENT: From EU enlargement to Brexit and Beyond: 20 years of migration & research

Staff, students and guests are welcome to attend this landmark one-day symposium on 1 May 2024 at the University’s Holloway campus

Date: 22 April 2024

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the EU's largest expansion, London Met's Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre will host a one-day symposium on 1 May. The 2004 expansion saw ten nations, predominantly from Eastern and Central Europe, joining the EU, marking a significant shift in European demographics and politics. 
London Met Professors Louise Ryan and Michał P. Garapich, who have extensively studied these migration patterns, will chair the event. They'll reflect on the impact of EU enlargement on the UK, discussing how it shaped migration, influenced Brexit debates, and continues to resonate in today’s political discourse. 
The symposium aims to merge historical insights with current research, exploring post-Brexit migration changes and their effects on both immigrants and returnees. This intellectual gathering promises a thorough reassessment of immigration's role in shaping contemporary UK and EU landscapes. 

Find out more and register to attend.

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Wednesday 1 May 2024
10am – 4pm
Holloway Campus | London Metropolitan University

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