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04/03/2016 - 9:54
 We are proud to announce that Together-Razem Centre has been recognised along with all of the community and voluntary organisations and received Centenary Award in recognition of  contribution to the Cork Community and Voluntary Society as part of the Centenary Year of the Easter Rising celebrations. Well done to all Together-Razem members and volunteers.


 


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23/02/2016 - 13:50
Forum Polonia has today published a handout encouraging members of the Polish community to play an active role in the upcoming Irish General Elections.
 
The handout aims to promote civic and political engagement among Poles who acquired Irish citizenship and are entitled to vote at all elections in Ireland. It urges those registered to vote and those considering obtaining a second citizenship to communicate their issues to candidates for the 2016 Dáil elections visiting them during their canvass in the last days of their campaign. This guide also provides sample questions to ask a prospective TD seeking a number 1 vote form Polish-Irish members of the Polish community.  It also encourages them to contact election candidates via email.
 
Speaking about the initiative Agnieszka Wieczorkowska, a member of the Executive Committee of Forum Polonia said: “This is a part of our virtual campaign to mobilise Poles with dual citizenship to take responsibility for the country that has now become a  second home for them and a homeland for their children born here”.  
Voyteck Bialek of Together-Razem Centre based in Cork added that such projects are vital for educating Polish-Irish about the Irish elections and making them aware of different ways of doing politics: “Canvassing candidates is a new and surprising experience for Poles living here. In Poland they never meet any politicians on their doorsteps. So, it is crucial that this election messages reaches out Polish communities all over Ireland”.
 
During the 2016 General Elections campaign Forum Polonia has also been reaching out to the Irish political parties asking for information on immigrant integration plans and encouraging their candidates to get in contact with the Polish communities during the election campaign.
 
The 2011 Census indicated that there are approximately 123,000 Poles living in Ireland.
 
Forum Polonia, is a Polish organisation based in Dublin representing group and individual members of the Polish community in Ireland.
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09/02/2016 - 13:27
The aim of the event which took place in Cork City Hall on the 8th Feb 2016  was to encourage all voters to be a part of the general election on 26th February and to political participation in general. Event organised by NASC Ireland took place in Millenium Hall of Cork City Hall. Gardai were present on this day to help stamping register of electors forms, there were also informations available for those who are not eligible to vote but may be eligible to apply for citizenship, so it was a great s opportunity to ask about naturalisation process. Voluntary groups could let people know about community life in the city - courses they are running, volunteering opportunities etc... Our Centre represented by Ewa had a stall with information about our Centre and services aviable to Polish and Eastern European migrants. We provide wide range of servce from. Apaort from Together-Razem also other organisations attended this event: NASC Ireland, Cork City Partnership, NCP Cork, Fine Gael, Ogra Fianna Fáil , Labour Party Cork Greens
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26/01/2016 - 12:15
Together-Razem Centre invities Polish women to participate in series of workshops to increase their self-awareness and self-esteem, and to help them to express unspoken and often unconscious concerns about their lives. The main aim is to help Polish woman express hidden emotions; reduces stress, fear, and anxiety; and provides a sense of freedom. Project is funded by CESCA Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance. Workshops would be held at Together-Razem Centre on the following dates: 21st February 2016, 6th March 2016, 20th March 2016 and 3rd April 2016. Registration needed. Workshop wuld be provided in Polish language.
 
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19/01/2016 - 9:40
We are pleased to announce that bookings are now being taken for a Polish language course. All nationalities welcome!
The course is aimed at introducing participants to the basics of Polish, including vocabulary and phrases that might prove handy whether you are planning a city break, business trip or meeting your in-laws in Poland! Friendly, stress-free atmosphere and professional tuition guaranteed.
Cost is only € 100 for a 10-week course.They are held on Fridays between 5-6 PM, at "Together-Razem Centre", 17 George's Quay in Cork City.
To enrol please download enrolment form below, drop to our office at 17 George's Quay or send by email  and pay fee at the Centre or by bank transfer.
To find out more, please email: info@together-razem.org
 

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06/12/2015 - 22:44

Job Shadowing initiative between Together-Razem and Citizen Information Phone Service has just started last week. Together-Razem staff visited the CIPS office in Cork to learn about their work. Aneta and Anna of Together-Razem have learnt about many aspects of Citizen Information Phone Services work i.e  the channels used by Citizens Information to provide information (phone, chat (Live Advisor), web), call categorisation, IT system and performance management processes. Jean the Team Supervisor has been very helpfull and also intruduced Together-Razem to off-phone activities i.e internal Newsletter and Social Policy. Next week Citizen Information staff is coming to Together-Razem Legal Clinics. This initiative is a great step in mutual colaboration and staff and volunteers of Together-Razem woull like to thank CIPS Management for such a great opportunity to gain additional experience and to learn from each other.

 
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20/11/2015 - 11:41
As part of the “Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From Cases of Labour Rights Violations to a Strengthened Labour-Rights Regime” project co-funded by the European Union under the Europe for All Citizens Programme on behalf of Diversity Development Groupas from Lithuanian  we are searching for Lithuanian workers to collect cases of labour law violation in Ireland.
If you are Lithuanian and would like to give us anonymously testimony about serious labour rights violation please contact us directly by email: info@ogether-razem.org
Please see below our partner call in Lithuanian language:
Šiuo metu viešoji įstaiga Diversity Development Group (DDG) įgyvendina projektą „ES pilietybės kaip "darbo pilietybės" testavimas: nuo darbo teisių pažeidimo atvejų iki sustiprinto darbo teisių režimo". Šiuo projektu siekiama pradėti diskusijas apie mobilių ES piliečių darbo teises, darbo sąlygas ir pažeidžiamumą darbo rinkoje.Šiuo metu DDG įgyvendina antrąją projekto dalį – ieško Lietuvos piliečių, kurie galėtų pasidalinti savo patirtimi apie darbą kitose ES valstybėse narėse, įsidarbinimo, apmokėjimo už darbą ir kitus iššūkius darbo teisių atžvilgiu. Jeigu jūs ar jūsų organizacija esate susidūrę su šiomis temomis ar jas analizavę, maloniai prašytume pasidalinti jūsų patirtimi ir kontaktais, ypač Lietuvos piliečių, kurie buvo išvykę dirbti į kitas ES valstybes nares. Pagarbiai, Indrė Urbonavičiūtė, Karolis Žibas Diversity Development Group Z. Sierakausko 15, Vilnius, Lietuva Tel.: +370 677 30208 / +370 615 14401 El. paštas: indre@diversitygroup.lt / karolis@ces.lt
 
 
 
 
The project is financed by the European Commission grant in the Europe for Citizens programme. The information on this web page does not reflect opinion of the EACEA Agency nor the European Commission and those accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.


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19/11/2015 - 22:04
Lord Mayor hosted reception for the CESCA - the Cork City Voluntary Group Alliance. The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Chris O'Leary, invited CESCA to Cork City Hall on Wednesday 18th November 2015. Together-Razem representatives has been invited to the City Hall to take part in this reception. CESCA is made up of a number of community and voluntary groups in Cork city who have joined forces to better address issues of disadvantage in the city. This relatively new initiative called the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA) has launched Grassroots Grant Scheme which funds a series of small joint projects focused on integration of services for disadvantaged or vulnerable people and communities in the city. Together-Razem Centre hasbeen awarded with a €400 grant and is going to produce series of workshops for Polish women called "Our sens of being together".
Pictured at the reception, were Lord Mayor, Cllr Chris O'Leary with representatives of the Together Razem: Wojciech Bialek, Roma Mentel, Katarzyna Golebiowska .
Pic: Ger McCarthy


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11/11/2015 - 9:25
Would you like to learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere?
All the skills –speaking, reading, writing and listening will be covered in classes.
A class will have a maximum of fifteen students that will include pair and group work.
So, as well as learning English but also meeting new friends, join our English class hour!
Topics to be covered:
1.Greetings, introduction, providing a personal info following a CV
2. Ordering meals, beverages
3. Talking on the phone
4. Directions – asking and giving
5. Money, visiting a bank
6. Emergency situations; body parts, visiting a doctor; health issues
7. Reading and understanding on article in a magazine, newspaper, an instruction, e-mail
8. Listening and understanding a spoken message; asking, answering and getting engaged
9. Business English – e-mail construction, typical vocabulary, expressions and online

Please test your English here: http://en.kpconcept.eu/test.php
Dowload and fill up enrolment form below.

 




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30/10/2015 - 10:42
EU workers are entitled to the same labour rights across the entire EU region. The reality is often different: Equal employment terms and conditions with regards to labour laws are especially unfulfilled in low-qualified and low-paid jobs. Seasonal work, internships, domestic work are popular forms of this precarious employment, which often lack basic standards of employment contracts. Decent wage and working conditions are necessary for enabling EU citizens’ full democratic participation.
By asking affected EU citizens about their experiences we assess the role of EU and national labour related institutions and laws. The aim of the project is to study EU citizens' mobility both from the perspective of the source regions of work migration and from the perspective of the places of destination where migration influences labour dynamics and the broader social milieu.
We seek to translate the concrete experience of migrant workers into broader discussions on the future of labour in Europe. 
 
Project coordinator in Ireland: Voyteck Bialek, Together-Razem Centre
Project coordinator for all participating countries: Petr Kučera, Multicultural Centre Prague 
 
Partners:
Universita Padova (Italy)
Ado Sah Rom (Romania)
Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)
Veřejný ochránce práv (Ombudsman) (Czechia)
Jyväskylän Yliopisto (Finland)
Solidar (Belgium)
Together-Razem (Ireland)
Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (Austria)
Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen (Netherlands)
Polnischer Sozialrat (Germany)
Galician Foundation for Regional Development (Poland)
 
 
 
The project is financed by the European Commission grant in the Europe for Citizens programme. The information on this web page does not reflect opinion of the EACEA Agency nor the European Commission and those accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

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PolskaEire Festival launch in Cork
The 2017 PolskaEire Festival in Cork has been successfully launched at Heron House, at the Blackpool Shopping Center & Retail Park. Lord Mayor Cllr. Des Cahill was on the site to officially launch the festival. Other speakers were: David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration, and Piotr Rakowski - First Advisor, Head of Political and Economic Section; Political and European integration, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. Great musical performance by Natalia Bakula (violin). At the opening we saw a specially prepared photo exhibition by Krzysztof Rosa - "Love doesn’t ask for a passport". Seamus Kirkpatrick from UCC delivered speech about love in Art.
The Craic was dobry again in Cork! Big thank you to Blackpool Shopping Centre & Retail Park for hosting the event!
 
Photos by Guy Heynen & Jana Šlebodová

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01/06/2017 - 20:12
New office opening

Together-Razem Centre has moved to a new location and on the 18th May 2017 we have officially opened our new office at Kilnap Business Park with Ambassador of Poland HE Ryszard Sarkowicz, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and other members of Polish & Irish community. It was a very special today with warms wishes and on behalf od the Board of Directors we would like to say big thank you to all our friends and supporter for being with us that day.

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The exhibition ‘‘Love doesn’t ask for a passport’’

Another great event as a part of PolskaEire Festival in Cork. Opening of the exhibition ‘‘Love doesn’t ask for a passport’’! As part of the 2017 PolskaÉire Festival Krzysztof Rosa has created ten large scale photographic works depicting couples who met each other and found love after moving to Ireland.Thank you to the couples for being a part of the exhibition! Big thank you Triskel Arts Centre for hosting the event! The exhibition is open from Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June. All welcome

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