Supporting Refugee Community Organisations’ (RCOs) role in integration in London - Refugee Council
August 25, 2010

Supporting Refugee Community Organisations’ (RCOs) role in integration in London

The Basis Project invites you to attend our London Region Conference ‘Supporting Refugee Community Organisations’ (RCOs) role in integration in London’. The event will be held on Monday 27 September at 10 am-4.30 pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square. This conference seeks to encourage dialogue among representatives of RCOs, funders and policymakers, to generate practical responses for long-term sustainability of the RCO sector in the current policy and funding climate.

The Basis Project, led by Refugee Council and Refugee Action and supported by the Big Lottery Fund, works closely with funders and other mainstream bodies to increase their understanding of RCOs. As part of this work, the London Region Conference aims to build awareness of the impact of external environmental changes on RCO development.

At this event you will be able to hear directly from Richard Barnes the Deputy Mayor of London alongside an RCO representative and the Refugee Council. The Deputy Mayor will present an overview of the current challenges and opportunities for asylum seekers and refugees in London, reflections on the London Refugee Integration Strategy and the role of RCOs in the integration process.

A series of panels and participatory workshops will cover a broad range of topics, including the London Refugee Integration Strategy; RCO support from infrastructure organisations; alternative forms of sustainable funding, including commissioning and social enterprise; and an interactive Funding Café in which participants can meet and engage with funding representatives. Participants will have the opportunity to update their knowledge, increase their understanding of the challenges ahead, and consider how these can best be met, both individually and collectively.

Please complete the booking form and return to Alain Munyangabe at the Basis Project to confirm your attendance prior to 10th September, 2010. We have only 120 places which we will allocate on a first come, first served basis, so please do let us know if you would like to come as soon as possible. For any further information, please contact Alain on 0207 346 1297 or

You can also download the flyer for the event (pdf)