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Integration Planning

Integration Planning

We work in partnership with a range of other organisations to promote integration initiatives, including the business community, unions, statutory agencies, migrant groups and the local community. We collaborate with other organisations to keep integration on the political agenda and to progress integration policy and practice at the national level.

Integration Working Group (IWG)

The Limerick Integration Working Group (IWG) was established in 2007 to bring together bodies working with or on behalf of migrants, minorities and the wider community, and to facilitate information sharing, strategy development (see Integration Plan below) and cooperation. The IWG is co-chaired by Doras Luimní and the Jesuit Refugee Service.

Membership of the Group includes An Garda Síochána, Ballyhoura Development Ltd., Citizens Information Board, City Community and Voluntary Forum, Limerick City AES, County Limerick VEC, Department of Education and Science (Mid-West), Department of Social Protection, Doras Luimní (Joint Chair), Employment Services DSP, Health Service Executive, Integration Centre, Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland (Joint Chair), Limerick City & County Council, Limerick Filipino Community, Limerick Latvian Activity Centre, Limerick Volunteer Centre, New Communities Partnership, PAUL Partnership, University of Limerick and West Limerick Resources.

Integration Plan 2013 – 2016

Towards Intercultural Limerick: Limerick City and County Integration Plan 2013-16 was developed by the IWG. Building on the progress achieved under the 2010-12 Plan, it seeks to take the next steps towards the development of Limerick as a truly welcoming, inclusive and intercultural region. The 2013 – 2016 Integration Plan for Limerick is available here. Each year, a report is produced to map progress in reaching the agreed aims. Progress report are available to download here.

Intercultural Cities

Doras Luimní is leading the way for Limerick to become an Intercultural City as part of a European Council and European Commission funded programme known as Intercultural Cities.  The Intercultural Cities initiative, which officially welcomed Limerick as a member in November 2014, aims at stimulating new ideas and practices concerning the integration of migrants and minorities. Doras Luimní are working closely with other cities around the world to promote a greater awareness of the positive role diversity can play in the development of a city. More about the programme can be found at www.coe.int/interculturalcities

Anti-Rumours

The anti-rumours project is the first action of Limerick’s Intercultural Cities programme. The campaign aims to dispel some of the most common misconceptions around immigration.  Further details and resources can be found here.

Anti-Racism

Anti-racism is an important part of our integration strategy. Doras is an active member of the Irish Network Against Racism (ENAR Ireland) which is campaigning for the introduction of legislation to combat racist crime. We host an on-line racism reporting mechanism and we work with the Gardaí to encourage migrants and the broader community to report incidents of racism that they have experienced or witnessed. Read more about our anti-racism work here.

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Anti Trafficking
Anti-Racism
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Anti-Rumours
Integration

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