Ireland: #Participate! New campaign to boost political participation of migrants

 

As part of the Participate project, funded by the European Commission and the Open Society Foundation, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Nasc Ireland launched a series of events aimed at increasing the civic and political participation of EU and non-EU migrants. 

Ten events will take place between August 2016 and April 2017 in locations including Dublin, Dundalk, Navan, Newbridge, Carlow, Limerick, Kerry and Cork. Similar initiatives take place in Belgium and the UK.

Joe O’Brien, Integration Outreach Officer at the Immigrant Council, commented:

‘Ireland can benefit so much from the enthusiasm, skills and experiences of our migrant communities. Enhancing migrant participation in local community life will reap multiple rewards on both sides’.

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Source: European Web Site on Integration

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