Here to Stay?

Identity, citizenship and belonging
among settled Eastern European migrant
children and young people in the UK
Project Methodology

Our research included a national survey, focus groups with young people and case studies with families.

We carried a national survey of Eastern European young people living in UK, and over 1100 young people took part- you can read the findings from the survey in our Research and Policy Briefings.

We have also met with 120 young people in schools, youth clubs and community organisations across the UK to seek their views on issues such as Brexit, their family and friendships, sense of belonging to their neighbourhoods or the region where they live, and their use of services, such as leisure centres and clubs.

In addition, we visited 20 families at home, to get a more in-depth view of their family lives.

We have been supported in this work by a young people’s advisory group which has a central role in the project development and dissemination. Our young advisors read our project materials and advise us on how to best carry out the research to make it interesting for young people. They are also our Ambassadors and represent us at events across the country.

If you are a young person from a Eastern European family  interested in our project, please keep in touch, by coming back to this website to check for updates, or find us on Twitter and Facebook.