- How language discrimination fuels the hostile environment
How linguistic xenophobia, discriminating against people based on the way they speak or the language they use, contributes to the 'hostile environment' created by the Home Office.
28th June 2018
- Do you have to learn a language as a child to become fully proficient?
It is a common belief that you have to learn a language from early childhood to be fully proficient in it. True, the age at which a language is learnt matters. But adulthood does not need to be a barrier to language learning.
8th May 2018
- How to manage a bilingual home: understanding children’s response
Parenting in our native language is not always plain sailing when living abroad. Bilingual family expert Soile Pietikäinen explains how to manage the situation.
21st April 2018
- Northern Europeans most positive about immigration
Northern European states, plus Spain and Portugal, are generally positive about immigration and the integration of immigrants, while Central and Eastern Europe and Mediterranean countries are negative.
15th April 2018
- Why life is no tick box you can fit in immigration categories
The story of a Romanian PhD student in UK shows why the binary ‘low skilled’ (undesirable) - ‘high skilled’ (desirable) migrant narrative limits our understanding of the reality and the lack of migrant voices in debates about them depersonalises the discussion.
10th March 2018
- British universities lose appeal among Spanish researchers
Only 14% of Spanish researchers working in the British universities would have moved to the UK under current circumstances, shows a survey by Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK).
4th March 2018
- Free Interrail pass for 18-year-olds
From this summer, Europeans turning 18 will have a chance to get a free Interrail pass to travel across Europe, courtesy of the European Union.
3rd March 2018
- German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift
A research finds that academics and institutions across Europe, and particularly in Germany, could make gains as Brexit shakes up the European higher education landscape.
28th February 2018
- Consumers unaware of right to medical care in other EU countries
Not many people know that it is possible to plan medical care in other EU states. And even when they know, people are reluctant to seize the opportunity.
14th January 2018
- Shrinking, ageing and… on the move: 7 things we know about European population
Seven demographic trends that have consequences for healthcare, pensions, jobs, the environment, as well as intergenerational fairness and election results in Europe.
13th January 2018
- The Last Jedi: latest Star Wars is a fable for our post-truth times
The Star Wars universe is no stranger to political allegories. This time, however, they are not from the past but the present day.
17th December 2017
- Free movement, strong economy, just society: the aspirations of young Brits
Young Brits have been part of the EU for their entire life and now their relationship with Europe is being re-shaped. What are their aspirations?
23rd October 2017
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