DLR Integration Forum Projects
Vote 2019 project - aims at promoting active civic participation of New Irish communities living in the County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in the forthcoming local and European Elections. The Vote 2019 project activities includes preparation of a leaflet and organisation of information sessions for migrant communities in the county. The information leaflet includes basic information on how and where to register to vote and describes in visual way the single transferable vote system.
Voter education sessions will take place throughout the county and its participants will learn about their voting rights and Irish voting system and will have opportunity to register to vote. Details of these events will be available shortly on Forum facebook page.
Vote 2019 project is supported by DLR Social Inclusion Unit.
21 June 2018 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Ethnic Minority Integration Forum has launched a membership brochure for New Irish communities in the County encouraging them to join the Forum and contribute towards better integration. Contact us for more details.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Tom Murphy, extended a Céad Míle Fáilte to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s newest Irish citizens at an event on Tuesday 10th October 2017.
The event was part of the dlr Festival of Inclusion and was organised in conjunction with the DLR Ethnic Minority Integration Forum to celebrate those who have been granted Irish Citizenship and live in the County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
Speaking at the event, An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tom Murphy thanked the new Irish citizens for making a contribution to their communities and for making Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown their home. At the event, the new Irish Citizens were presented with a painting from a local artist, Heather McKay.
Among participants and invited guests were representatives of the Azerbaijan, Indian, Nigerian and Iraqi communities as well as Africa Centre, Human Appeal Ireland, New Communities Partnership, Women4Women and DLR Public Participation Network as well as Elected Members of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
For more images from this event, check out our gallery
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Discovering Ireland & Dundrum
The DLREMI Forum and Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB are organising a course for people from different nationalities living in Dundrum every Thursday from 8 October to 19 November from 10am to midday (except Thursday 29 October).
The purpose of the course is to encourage members of New Irish communities to learn more about Irish history, art and politics and to become active participants in the social and cultural life of the Ireland and Dundrum. Members of Irish and ethnic communities are invited to participate in the course which will also give an opportunity for discussion about their own cultures, history and experiences.
Interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register
DLREMIF would like to acknowledge the support of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in the organisation of this course.
The aim of this project was to promote voter education and awareness among the immigrant communities throughout the county ahead of the 2014 local and European elections. Project activities included:
the development of the information leaflet
voter education workshops throughout the county
‘Vote’ is a leaflet developed by DLREMIF Forum to promote civic participation of migrants and to inform people from an ethnic minority and/or immigrant backgrounds who live in the County about their voting rights and Irish voting system. It includes basic information on how and where to register to vote and describes in visual way the single transferable vote system.
Voter education workshops were organised in association with the Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum branches of the Education Training Board (ETB). In total 2 workshops took place in the Dún Laoghaire ETB Office while 2 other workshops were held on the other side of the countyin the Centre for Adult Further Education in Dundrum and the other in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Clonskeagh. Garda representatives were invited to all workshops to sign voter registration forms.
Discovering Ireland & Dún Laoghaire
The DLREMI Forum and Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB organised a course for people from different nationalities living in Dún Laoghaire. The purpose of the pilot project was to encourage members of New Irish communities to learn more about Irish history, art and politics and to become active participants in the social and cultural life of the Ireland and Dún Laoghaire. Members of Irish and ethnic communities participated in the course which also gave an opportunity for discussion about their own cultures, history and experiences.
This course also aimed to enable the participants to learn about the history and cultural life of the local Dún Laoghaire area. Part of the programme was the meeting with a member of the Dún Laoghaire Historical Society and a visit to the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.
This six-week course took place in local Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB office.