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  • All News Items- Report on Activities of the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration 2012
    This competition reaches into all schools It is covered in the teaching union magazines in the Irish Times Education pages on RTE Children s TV and on other print and broadcast media The players associations and sporting organisations are also fully involved Events are held around the country to launch the call for entries and the culmination in 2012 was the prize giving in Aviva stadium where President Higgins made the presentations www theredcard ie Public Service Executive Union PSEU Survey on racism 2012 OPMI asked the Equality Authority to support the PSEU in addressing issues raised in the survey A small grant has been made available for this purpose Holocaust Education Trust Ireland HETI HETI aims to educate people about the Holocaust in order to combat anti Semitism and all forms of racism and intolerance in Ireland Unchecked intolerance in Europe resulted in the atrocity of the Holocaust HETI raises awareness of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust to prevent any recurrence The Office funds HETI to organise the Annual Holocaust Memorial Day as part of a year long programme which operates throughout the year This year the event is taking place on Sunday 27 January It feeds into the projects that involve Holocaust survivors speaking at schools libraries and community centres More than 5 000 senior school students and more than 2 000 members of the Irish public hear a survivor speak each year and each person takes home a Holocaust Memorial Day booklet The Annual Memorial Event which takes place in the Mansion House each year is recorded on DVD not only as an education resource but also as a record of all those who have participated in the programme Some Holocaust survivors who spoke at the commemoration have since died but their testimony is recorded and available for future generations http www hetireland org Promoting the Uptake of Citizenship OPMI has provided funding to the New Communities Partnership NCP to run a Citizenship Application Support Service CASS since 2011 This is a free support and information service to immigrants applying for naturalisation Callers can ring a National Helpline or call to Drop in Clinics in Dublin City and County Dun Laoghaire Cork and Limerick Callers speak to a trained experienced advisor who helps to explain exactly what documentation is needed for a successful application etc http www newcommunities ie Intercultural Fora funded by OPMI Intercultural Fora present an opportunity for migrants from different cultures and backgrounds to come together to discuss their integration experiences Participants can express their opinions and raise issues that affect migrants on a daily basis Migrant forums aim to ensure the development of coherent local regional plans and policies that reflect the social cultural and economic needs of ethnic minority groups in the area The following are examples of migrant fora operating at a local level in Ireland which receive financial support from our Office Dublin Area Fingal Ethnic Network FEN is a network of ethnic minority groups and individuals living in the Fingal County Council area It was established by the Fingal Community Office and the Fingal Development Board and launched in August 2008 Since then it has grown to include over 40 groups representing many ethnicities who live and work in Fingal The network aims to represent the collective views of the ethnic community so that they can influence and inform policy and planning countywide and also influence the organisations that operate within Fingal County South Dublin Migrants Forum The Forum was formed by a number of migrant groups in the area in collaboration with South Dublin County Council Dodder Valley Partnership and CPLN Clondalkin Palmerstown Lucan and Newcastle Partnership to provide an opportunity to members of the immigrant community in South County Dublin to collaborate network and provide peer support on social inclusion and cultural diversity The mission of the South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum is to serve as a platform to help develop an inclusive supportive secure and intercultural community that is based on the principles of equality diversity healthy communication social justice and mutual respect With membership consisting of migrant community leaders and representatives in the area the South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum also aims to disseminate information to migrant communities in South Dublin provide a link between their communities and the local people promote migrants perspectives in policy matters within the County provide a space where County officials can present topics of interest and inform migrant communities on developments in the County among others The South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum is also supported by the Dublin Employment Pact s Promoting Civic Participation of Third Country Nationals through Local Authority Platforms Clondalkin Intercultural Dialogue Group The intercultural group meets every two weeks in the Intercultural Centre in Clondalkin The group has twenty four members and is actively involved in planning the new Global Garden in Corkagh Park The group members have developed strong bonds and socialise together regularly In the past year two of the group achieved Irish Citizenship and other members are preparing their applications The group has explored issues of cultural practices power dialogue and asset based community development The group has also organised a number of social outings to further strengthen group cohesion Trócaire an Irish third world aid charity has recently supported the group to raise awareness on issues of Climate Justice and the group now plan to develop their website Globalgarden ie and launch the site by April 2013 The group has now forged links with the local residents group in Cherrywood housing estate which is close to the Global Garden A number of the residents from Cherrywood have committed to getting involved in the garden when garden preparation work is completed this spring The Global Garden will be a focal point for community development as well as for good gardening practice Our Support to Local Authorities to Promote Integration Dublin City Council Dublin is 4th out of 41 cities listed by the Council of Europe as Intercultural Cities OPMI has been

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  • All News Items- Late Late Show covers 2 GAA players experience of racism
    Common Basic Principles EU National Contacts Integration Handbooks EU Integration Forum EU Integration Website Ministerial Conferences Treaty of Lisbon Stockholm Programme EU Integration Agenda EU Integration Indicators Education PISA Education PIAAC Education 2014 Racism Responsible Bodies Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language

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  • All News Items- Dublin City Council Community and Voluntary grants 2013
    Racism Responsible Bodies Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority

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  • All News Items- Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Speech by Alan Shatter TD Minister for Justice Equality and Defence International Holocaust Remembrance Day European Parliament Brussels 22 01 2013 Holocaust Remembrance Day honours the memory of all the victims of the Holocaust six million Jews as well as over five million other victims persecuted because of their nationality ethnicity sexual orientation disability religious beliefs or political affiliations President Schultz Dr Kantor Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen We meet to remember the victims of the Shoah We remember the Roma Sinti Slavs gay men disabled persons Jehovah witnesses and dissidents who were murdered And we remember that as Elie Wiesel teaches us while not all victims were Jews all Jews were victims Elie Wiesel After the Darkness Reflections on the Holocaust Schocken Books 2002 p 10 The Nazis intended to erase the European Jewish civilisation from the face of the earth In the war they murdered each day on average 3000 Jews And to stamp out the future they killed a million Jewish children Driven by a lethal racist prejudice they and their collaborators perpetrated cruel inhuman and degrading acts slaughtered millions without inhibition and left many of the survivors feeling that they had outlived their own deaths The savage norm in the death camps included beatings shootings gassing hanging burning freezing mutilating for medical research starvation untreated disease exhaustion The Shoah was not a matter of abstract numbers The Mishnah tells us that to kill a single person is to kill a whole world The Nazis killed a whole world six million times We can find no meaning in the Shoah Primo Levi writes that shortly after he arrived in Auschwitz he felt a thirst When he opened a window and broke off an icicle a guard snatched it away from him Levi asked Why The guard replied There is no why here and assaulted him Primo Levi Survival In Auschwitz If This Is A Man translated by Stuart Woolf BN Publishing 2007 p 18 We can learn no positive lessons from the Shoah The Shoah was self evidently a bottomless infinite inexhaustible evil We remember the dangers of indifference We ask How could the world stand idly by when the Nazis were throwing Jewish children into industrial ovens or leaving children in the queue for the gas chamber standing in ice until their feet stuck to the ground Sadly indifference was the norm This year we remember the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto in April 1943 just seventy years ago Brave young Jewish fighters battled with only revolvers against German artillery fire and poison gas Czeslaw Milosz s poem Campo dei Fiori captures what he calls the loneliness of the dying He tells us that neither the sky carousel nor the carnival tune stopped revolving in Krasinski Square just outside the walled ghetto and wrote that The bright melody drowned

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  • All News Items- Analysis of Equality module of QNHS "Ethnicity and Nationality in the Irish Labour Market"
    Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE Police Service Garda NESC NCCRI OECD Police Service Garda Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Analysis of Equality module of QNHS Ethnicity and Nationality in the Irish Labour Market 17 01 2013 Dear All I am sending you links below to a Press Release and a new publication from the Economic and Social Research Institute ESRI The Central Statistics Office CSO published a Quarterly National Household Survey QNHS with a special Equality Module in 2004 and again in 2010 ESRI and the Equality Commission have today published an analysis of the 2010 module and they also use the data from the 2004 Module to compare immigrants experiences during the boom with their experiences during the recession Topics surveyed in both studies included employment rates unemployment rates and reported experience of discrimination Comparisons are made between eight national ethnic groups White Irish White UK White EU 13 White EU NMS New member states White non EU Black African Asian Ethnic Minority EU Research in other countries has shown that immigrants experience difficulties in the labour market and to have higher unemployment rates than the indigenous population The present study similarly finds that immigrants did not fare as well on average as Irish nationals in the Irish labour market in 2010 with the results varying according to nationality and ethnicity Change over time 2004 and 2010 The

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  • All News Items- 1)Social Welfare information for migrants 2)Habitual Residence Condition
    Stockholm Programme EU Integration Agenda EU Integration Indicators Education PISA Education PIAAC Education 2014 Racism Responsible Bodies Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Complaint re Newspaper Internet Complaint Racist Graffiti Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases Press Council Ombud FRA Assessment ECRIAssessment Media Coverage Racial Profiling Ministerial Statements Parliamentary Questions NPAR 2005 2008 Messages to Staff 2013 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism EU Rome Declaration UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications

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  • All News Items- Agenda for Justice and Home Affairs Informal
    and the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will be in attendance Participants will also include the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and representatives from a number of European Union agencies Speaking today Minister Shatter said The Informal provides an excellent platform to present Ireland s key priorities in the field of Justice and Home Affairs Proposals being discussed at the meeting have the potential to encourage cross border trade promote growth assist law enforcement and enhance the rights of citizens across the EU Data Protection Ministers will continue consideration of the new Data Protection package which is hugely important to those engaged in the digital economy The proposals aim to improve individual s control of their personal data including on line personal data and also to streamline the implementation of standards to make it easier for businesses to operate in a cross boarder environment Insolvency Proposals Ministers will also have the opportunity to consider the European Commission s new Insolvency proposals which were published in December and coincided with the completion and enactment of Ireland s domestic Insolvency legislation Ministers across Europe will have their first opportunity to consider developing a uniform approach in the area of cross border insolvency Minister Shatter said modernising the EU insolvency rules will have very real benefits in supporting the restructuring of businesses in financial difficulties and will help to give viable businesses a second chance It will also provide important provisions for a more informed and coherent EU approach to personal insolvency and a mechanism for the mutual recognition of non judicial debt settlement arrangements such as those contained in the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 Syria The devastating consequences of the conflict in Syria are a major concern Latest information from the UNHCR shows that around 607 000 refugees from Syria registered or awaiting registration as refugees in Turkey Lebanon Jordan Iraq and North Africa The UNHCR and other UN agencies and organisations Syria Regional Response Plan seeks US 1billion to support up to one million Syrian refugees during the first half of 2013 From April 2011 to October 2012 approximately 23 500 Syrian nationals have applied for asylum in the EU 27 15 000 of these applications have been lodged in Germany and Sweden The EU is one of the leading international humanitarian response actors in the crisis with Member States mobilising funding of over 184m to date and the Commission has provided over 126m During the Informal the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres as well as representatives of key European Union agencies will provide the latest information on the ongoing crisis Discussions will continue to focus on the importance of alleviating the plight of refugees and displaced persons Missing Persons Day At the meeting Minister Shatter will announce Ireland s intention to hold our first annual National Missing Persons Day in December each year to raise awareness of open missing person cases Speaking about this Minister Shatter said I believe there would be a great

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  • All News Items- Minister Burton welcomes the expansion of Worklink, the employment support network which connects employers and jobseekers
    Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Alliance IHRA Resettlement Introduction Process Resettlement Towns Statistics Vietnam Bosnia Kosovo 2000 2009 2010 onward Relocation Refugee Stories Resettlement Events Resettlement PQs Resettlement Debates Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Information about Ireland Accessing Information Local Directories Local Libraries NGOS and agencies Citizens Information Family Resource Centre Online Public Services Money Advice MABS Census 2011 Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Qualifications Own Lang Police Own Language Crime Own Language Health Own Language Welfare Own Language Life Here Own Language Jobs Own Language Housing Own Language Census Own Language Privacy Own Language Volunteer Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies HSE Police Service Garda NESC NCCRI OECD Police Service Garda Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Minister Burton welcomes the expansion of Worklink the employment support network which connects employers and jobseekers 08 01 2013 Dear All For your information a Press Release from the Department of Social Welfare regarding the expansion of Worklink an employment support network for employers and jobseekers Minister Burton welcomes the expansion of Worklink the employment support network which connects employers and jobseekers The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T D today Monday 7 th January 2013 welcomed the expansion of Worklink an employment support network which assists employers in providing employment and work placement opportunities to jobseekers Worklink also provides professional mentoring and support directly to jobseekers through jobseeker groups and organisations The network which has been working with employers and jobseekers over the past year will expand its free services throughout the country Minister Burton paid tribute to Worklink s initiative in providing practical support to employers and jobseekers saying Worklink s objective of assisting jobseekers to move into employment matches the work which is underway in my Department Worklink was involved in a number of employer briefings that I hosted throughout the country at the end of last year where over 1 500 employers got practical advice and assistance on the full range of employment and financial supports available to them from the Department of Social Protection Minister Burton urged

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