The impact of migration on the VCS - Third Sector Foresight seminar

How will migration affect your organisation and how should you respond?

This will be the next topic in our popular series of seminars.  Read on to book your free place at the seminar on 8 April, from 2.30 to 5pm at NCVO's offices in London.


What's happening?


There has been a marked increase in immigration to Britain since the mid-1990s. In particular, some of this migration has been in areas that have not previously experienced high levels of migration. This has inevitably resulted in a changing UK population with changing needs. The effects of migration will have a broad impact on all organisations across the sector, not just those working with immigrants.

This seminar will explore how migration will impact on different areas of the VCS in the future (funding, service delivery, policy, community cohesion, workforce) and help organisations to consider the opportunities and risks for their organisation and how they can respond.


The seminar


Emma Stone, Principal Research Manager, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation will present some of the key findings from their research on the impact of migration on the UK. She will explore how migration has changed over the last few years, how it is likely to change in future and highlight some of the potential effects this might have upon the UK.

Dr Marc Verlot, Director of Foresight and Head of Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission will explore how migration will affect issues around equality, human rights and good relations in the UK.

Dr Patricia Walls, Research Officer, NCVO, will emphasise the implications of migration on the VCS and some of the opportunities and risks that organisations might need to plan for in the future.

Caroline Copeman, Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School, author of the strategic analysis guide ‘Looking Out’ will facilitate the session.

The focus of the seminar will be on small group discussions during which you will have a chance to explore implications and practical responses for your organisation.


NCVO Third Sector Foresight series


This seminar is the latest in our series of events each of which explores a specific topic in depth. The aim of NCVO Third Sector Foresight seminars is to provide delegates with time and space away from the daily pressures of running their organisation to think in depth about how complex external trends may impact on their organisation in the future.

NCVO Third Sector Foresight seminars bring together a wide range of people who are thinking about the future of their organisation in order to generate lively debate, share ideas and give delegates the chance to meet and discuss strategic issues with their peers.


Limited places


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

NCVO Third Sector Foresight seminars are always oversubscribed. You will be charged £20 if you fail to attend without giving us 3 days notice or sending a substitute.
If the seminar is fully booked, we may request that only one representative attend per organisation.


Book a place


Date: Tuesday 8 April 2008
Time : 2.30 – 5pm
Venue : Room 1, NCVO, Regent’s Wharf, 8 All Saint’s Street, London, N1 9RL
NCVO’s Conference Suite is fully wheelchair accessible. Contact and map
Cost : VCOs - Free, Consultants £25

To book a place at this event: please contact us by email us or call us on 020 7520 2578.

Read reports from previous seminars which explored topics such as: the future of citizenship, new technologies; local government reform; new approaches to funding and a changing economic landscape.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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Really pleased that this seminar is happening. I think the discussion around implications for society and the VCS should be fascinating. There’s so much happening at the moment around migration that I’m sure people will have plenty to say. On people’s radar should be today’s launch of the government’s new points-based system for migrants. and the worrying Green Paper Path to Citizenship. Already a number of VCOs have critised the idea that volunteering could be made compulsory, as shown in this recent article from Third Sector magazine.

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