First ever study of London?s Ukrainian population to kick-off in January 2012

Oxford University’s International Migration Institute is to run a project that will be the first ever academic study of the Ukrainian population in London. The project called THEMIS – Theorizing the Evolution

of European Migration Systems – will be conducted with partners from the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, University of Lisbon and University of Rotterdam. The project is in the final stage of planning the next, quantitative, phase of research – representative surveys with Ukrainian migrants in London, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Oslo, with the aim to sample 800 Ukrainians in Europe.

The survey data collection phase for London is planned between January – March 2012.  Interviews will take place at the Ukrainian Institute in London.

‘This is a wonderful initiative by Oxford University’s International Migration Institute to study the Ukrainian population in London and we are delighted that the Ukrainian Institute in London can assist with such a unique project. Today there are tens of thousands of  Ukrainians living in London, all with very different backgrounds. We look forward to the results of this first study to better understand the Ukrainian population  in London,’ commented Andy Hunder, Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London.

Whilst there were few previous attempts aimed at surveying Ukrainians inLondon, the data gathered by THEMIS project – due to the strict sampling technique – will enable generalizations for the whole population of Ukrainians in London.

For more details please visit the Oxford University Themis website