Together-Razem
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The Cork Integration Forum was established in June 2009 as a follow on to CNC, Cork Networking Committee. A review of CNC took place at the end of 2008 and it was agreed that CNC would become the new Cork Integration Forum, the focus of which would be integration.
Mission: To work towards bringing about a integrated and cohesive community in Cork City by being a medium for dialogue regarding issues effecting the lives of Immigrants and a place where Immigrants can contribute to this aim.
 
Ethos of the Forum
 
Shall be one of mutual support and cooperation among members whereby the contributions and cultures of all participants are acknowledged and respected.
 
In order to be open the the widest possible membership the Forum, shall not, engage in lobbying or campaigning. Individual member groups may engage in these activities on their own behalf.
 
The Forum will not deal with individual cases or disputes.
 
Objectives of the Forum:
-To enable the Immigrant led discussion of issues relating to the establishment of an integrated and socially inclusive community in Cork City.
-To promote and support active citizenship.
-To provide Forum participants with an opportunity to cooperate with one another, share information and skills and to celebrate culture and diversity.
-To provide an area where issues of concern to forum participants can be discussed and brought to the attention of relevant statutory, civil or community bodies.
-To promote activities and ways of enhancing communication and participation and also explore ways of overcoming barriers to integration.
-To share information and network, especially regarding access to services, overcoming isolation and building social supports
 
 
The following groups are affiliated with the Cork Integration Forum:
 
Welcome English Language Centre 
Nigeria Association Network Ireland 
Women of the World 
NASC - The Immigrant Support Centre 
Cork City Partnership 
Garda Siochana 
Cork City Council 
Support and Integration Centre 'Together Razem' 
Somalia Community in Cork 
Ivory Coast Group 
Integrating Ireland
Cois Tine 
Cork African Women's Network 
Urhobo and Isoko Association 
New Communities Partnership 
Cork City Library 
Cork YMCA 
Meeting Point: Balkan's Ireland 
Cork Africa Connect 
Togolese Support Group 
Eritrea Sub Group: Kinsale Road 
Congo / Lisanga Group 
FAI (Football Association of Ireland) 
Sudanese Community Group 

 

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19/09/2017 - 13:57
Our new location and services
At Together-Razem we are changing and constantly developing and enhancing our services. Going from strength to strength, we are very excited to inform you that Together-Razem Centre has recently moved to a new location. 
We kindly ask that you all to update our contact details as from the 18th of May you can find us in our new office:
 
Unit 2A, Kilnap Business & Technology Park, 
Mallow Road, 
Cork,
tel. 0214395588
info@together-razem.org
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English classes Autumn 2017 - enroll now

New English Language courses at Together-Razem Centre start in the middle of September. Our courses are recommended by various local organizations focused on social inclusion and also by the Department of Social Protection. We offer classes for all levels of proficiency - from beginners to advanced. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers guarantee a high standard of lessons which are focused greatly on development of practical use of the language and are conducted in small groups (max 13 students). Additionally, for those who want to improve their fluency in spoken language, we offer conversations with a native speaker. On a successful completion of the course and after passing a final exam each participant receives a certificate. We can also provide documentary evidence to Social Welfare Office to certify participation in the language course. The cost of a 12 week course is only €99. At the moment we have places available for intermediate/advanced students on Monday at 6-7.30pm and for beginners/pre-intermediate students on Thursday at 7.30-9pm. More levels and groups are subject to the number of students interested in participation. 

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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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