Here to Stay?
Identity, citizenship and belonging
among settled Eastern European migrant
children and young people in the UK
Advisory Groups

The project has two Advisory Groups, one comprised of young people and one of adults. The role of both Advisory Groups is to contribute ideas to the project and offer advice on the best ways to ensure that the project meets its objectives.

Young People’s Advisory Group

We have a group of young people aged 16-18 working with us to shape the project. If you are born in Central or Eastern Europe or you are a young person with an interest in Central and Eastern Europe, you could get involved too. We organise project meetings and later on, you could help us spread the word about our project findings.

Young advisors are involved throughout the project, by telling us about the best ways to find participants, trying out activities which we then use to collect young people’s views, and proving advice on practical issues, such as the best ways to let people know about the project findings.

If you are aged between 16-18 and would like to be our project ambassador, please get in touch!

Adult Advisory Group

The adults’ advisory group consists of contributors with interest and expertise in migration and young people’s lives. The adult advisors have a similar role to that of the young advisors, contributing ideas to the project, key contacts and providing support with dissemination of findings from the research in the UK.

Our Adult Advisors are:

  • Prof Heaven Crawley, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry
  • Dr Nissa Finney, Reader in Human Geography, University of St Andrews
  • Prof Robbie Gilligan, Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College, Dublin
  • Steve Govenlock, Multi-Cultural Family Base, Edinburgh
  • Joanne Higson, Devon and Cornwall Police Unit
  • Fiona Ross, Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Prof Louise Ryan, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
  • Heather Ogburn, Senior Adviser, Plymouth City Council
  • Maria Walker, Head of EAL services, Glasgow City Council
  • Prof Anne White, Professor of Polish Studies and Social and Political Science, University College London

We would like to thank all our advisors for their support.