About … Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network GRAMnet homepageThe Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) brings together researchers and practitioners, NGOs and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. The network is currently funded by The University of Glasgow.

Across the UK, 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.

Regarding migration, refugee and asylum issues, GRAMNet believe that Scotland provides a distinctive context. They also note that whilst immigration in the form of entry to the country and the status of non-UK citizens are reserved matters, there is less certainty about the degree to which immigrant policies after arrival are devolved, and which remain under the jurisdiction of Westminster.

GRAMNet coordinate a book club that meets quarterly, as well as a monthly film club.

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