Stories of Social Inclusion Research

Inclusion Ireland and researchers from Trinity College Dublin are running a research project on positive stories of social inclusion. They are looking for 19 participants across Ireland, 16 yrs. or older and with a variety of support needs and a range of experiences of social inclusion. More details are available here

Don't be Divided, Stay United! European Action Week Against Racism

Every year, UNITED coordinates a week long Europe-wide campaign around 21 March to protest against all forms of racism and discrimination, and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies.

Just like every year, UNITED is ready to support your organisation in organising Week Against Racism activities by sending you free campaign materials and promoting your activities online. 

If you are ordering campaign materials, make sure you do so by 17 February at the latest!

www.weekagainstracism.eu

NCP National Conference 30 March 2017

New Communities Partnership (NCP) supported by TUSLA Child and Family Agency is organising a National Conference on the 30th March 2017 in Dublin Castle in order to identify areas of challenges and opportunities in working with migrant families experiencing child protection interventions.

New Communities Integration Fund

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration has announced the new Communities Integration Fund.

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration has announced that applications can now be made under the new Communities Integration Fund.

The Fund will provide grants to assist communities in playing a practical role in supporting integration activities at a local level.

Grants will be made available to local community based groups to promote integration in their area e.g. sporting organisations, voluntary and community groups, faith-based groups and cultural organisations.

This funding is intended to support initiatives (including once-off), with particular emphasis on local and regional effects and may involve more than one organisation.

Application forms and other information can now be downloaded from www.integration.ie

or requested by post from:-

The Integration Funds Unit Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration

Department of Justice and Equality

Bishop's Square

Redmond Hill

Dublin D02 TD99

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO integrationfunds@justice.ie OR BY POST TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ABOVE THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS IS 12 NOON ON THURSDAY 30 MARCH, 2017

A Guidance Note can be found here

Intercultural Family Day December 3rd

NCP, in collaboration with Peruanos en Irlanda/ Peruvians in Ireland, has organised a special and exciting Intercultural Family Day to celebrate winter holidays. This will be a wonderful event in which all the family, but specially children, will share a day filled with cultural dances, entertainment, face painting, Santa and much more. 

We are proud of the work we have done this year and we want to share it with all our members, as they have been a big contribution to all the accomplishments we have had throughout the years.

Come along and bring your family to celebrate with us!!! 
FREE ENTRY! 

Date: Sat, 3rd December 2016.
Time: 12:00 to 17:00.
Venue: Drimnagh Castle.


For more details: http://www.newcommunities.ie/

Launch of "Integration Roadmap" report

The report was prepared based on recommendations presented on the Roundtable discussion of migrants' organisations, which took place in Dublin in January 2016. The purposes of the Roundtable was to discuss problems which migrants are facing in Ireland, to propose solutions for these problems and to find ways of promoting integration.Modern Ireland is a diverse republic with a significant presence of migrants. This multiculturalism provides significant opportunities and it can benefit the whole Irish nation. However integration will not just happen, it has to be managed.

The launch of “Integration Roadmap” takes place on the 17th February at 6.30 pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8

You can find more details about the event at this facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/1671620406445282/



September 2015 Hungarian Culture Days

The Hungarian Culture Days in Dublin is an annual festival is showcasing the very best in Hungarian culture, art and heritage and connecting with the Hungarian community in Ireland, while building valuable new connections with Irish people and communities. Programme of The Hungarian Culture Days 2015 is available here.

June 2015 Pobal & European Integration Fund

Pobal is a not-for-profit company that manages programmes on behalf of the Irish Government and the EU. One of them is the European Integration Fund that supports the integration of “third-country nationals” in member states. In Ireland, the fund supports integration, intercultural and interfaith projects at local and national level. For further information on projects currently or recently funded by the EIF, please see here

The list of Pobal Funding Programmes is available here

March 2015 Polska Éire Festival

To champion the diversity that Polish people bring to Ireland, PolskaÉire 2015 has been established as a nationwide festival to coincide with the UEFA Republic of Ireland vs. Poland qualifier on the 29th of March.

It is estimated that there are presently 150,000 Polish citizens living in the Republic of Ireland resulting in Polish becoming the second most widely spoken language on the island. Throughout the week there will be cultural and sporting events for everyone to take part. Further details can be found in the programme

February 2015 Publications on Integration Policy

Various publications on integration policy in the EU are available to download on the EU Bookshop website. This is an online bookshop, library and archive of publications in more than 50 languages, including the 24 official languages of the EU. To obtain a hardcopy of certain titles, you may have to pay a small fee. PDF and e-book versions are free of charge. The vast majority of titles on EU Bookshop are authored by EU institutions such as the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, EU agencies and other bodies. The list of the publications on immigrant integration is available here