MPS Discovery Session: How to build in Migrant Lived Experience?


An opportunity for migrants* in Scotland to explore what lived experience offers policy work and shape Migration Policy Scotland’s approach

About this event

You are invited to an exciting opportunity to get involved in a process that aims to incorporate migrant lived experiences across Migration Policy Scotland’s work.

Come along to this online MPS Discovery Session to hear how integrating lived experiences has improved other policy areas such as anti-poverty and social care support, enabling them to work more effectively for those who need it most. Be part of a discussion of what migrants’ lived experiences could bring to the UK migration sector and to MPS.

At MPS we believe that approaches to migration should also be shaped by the people who experience it, help us make that a reality. Discovery Session attendees will have the opportunity to apply for paid, longer term, engagement with Migration Policy Scotland helping us build MPS’ Migrant Lived Experience Panel. The Discovery Session is open to migrants* living in Scotland whose work (paid or voluntary) includes a focus on migration issues and/or impacts.

Discovery Session Speakers:

• Sabir Zazai, Scottish Refugee Council

• Ima Jackson, Glasgow Caledonian University

• Pauline Nolan, Inclusion Scotland, with Sarah Anderson

• Sarah Campbell, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with Hugh Douglas, Consultant in Co-Productive Practice

• Sarah Cutler, Migration Exchange

• Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow

The session will be chaired and facilitated by Talat Yaqoob FRSE

A blog about this event is available here.

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