LCSS was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of academics to generate thinking and debate amongst academics, activists, policy makers, practitioners, media and civil society organisations both at the national and international level. As a non-profit independent
Initially, the activities within the Centre were mainly concentrated around the issues related to Turkey and Turkish-speaking Communities in Europe. In the mean time, the Centre has been organising events on different policy areas such as global affairs, education, multiculturalism, complexity and subjectivity and gender issues. LCSS has specialised competence on the issues of migration and education related research, especially due to its strong connection with the Turkish-speaking community in the UK and the research backgrounds of its researchers.
As well as original research contributions, our activities include public lectures, panel discussions, round-tables, conferences and workshops to forge links between leading actors in society and the wider public. Through our community projects, we aim to develop better understanding of the problems faced by ethnic minorities in Europe and the United Kingdom in particular
The main operational strategy of the Centre involves the following activities:
- Independent Research
- Knowledge Transfer & Policy Analysis
- Community Projects
- Guidance for Early Career Researchers