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Experiencing of social security and prospects for long-term settlement in Scotland amongst migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union

23rd October 2014 1pm, Room 1/G/8, Ladywell House, Edinburgh

Paulina Trevena, Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow

This is a four year ESRC-funded project which started in November 2013. It aims to study perspectives and experiences of 'social security' amongst migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Scotland. We use 'social security' in a holistic sense to mean the ways in which migrants are able to make themselves socially, economically, personally and culturally secure in a new environment and their strategies for dealing with every day risks. The project fieldwork began in July 2014 and will last for 12 months. At the seminar, we would like to speak about the research and share some of the preliminary findings from our field sites.