MORRIS Association

MORRIS Association is a new French association set up in 2011 directed by Lisa Morris and affiliated to her enterprises in the UK Ilen Associates Ltd and Hourglass Environment Ltd. Lisa has worked in the past with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and migrant workers as well as evaluated a number of projects in this field. Ilen Associates has drawn down over £55m from various EU and UK funding programmes including the latest £1m in 2011 for a new transnational project working across 7 countries to combat racism and xenophobia against the Roma communities across Europe. Hourglass Environment currently works with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrant populations from Asia and Africa through local community environmental projects in the North West of England.

MORRIS Association is now working in France with local associations in Poitou Charente to seek to better integrate immigrant populations, particularly the growing number from the UK through improved language learning and understanding of local culture and the rural environment. Lisa is working with associations in Mansle, Celettes and St. Angeau, each of the Mairies supporting this initiative. MORRIS Association has a particular focus on Equality and Diversity in its work in France, already having supported a local female led enterprise overcome an ageism barrier in regard to EU grant aid.