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12/09/2014 - 11:20

Migrants consultation meeting in Blackpool

Napisane przez  Gideon Kaltenbacher
On Monday, the 8th September 2014 the Cork City Partnership (CCP) held a consultation meeting with immigrants in Blackpool, Heron House. The purpose of the meeting was to find out how immigrant communities and all people who came to Ireland from another country experience living in Cork. 19 inhabitants from 9 countries, visited the venue.
 Sorina and Jaquiline and Mella as the leaders of the meeting first explained the concept of the new “Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme” (SICAP) that is going to start in 2015. Then every participant introduced her-/ himself, which community he represents or in which school, community or volunteering activity she/he is involved. After that the 3 basic questions were discussed in the group: 1. What are the main concerns for your community? – 2. What can we do to address these concerns? – 3. What positive things happen in your community?
Some representatives of their community pointed out the fact that they still feel not well integrated, even after living in Ireland for 10 or 20 years. They would like to be more accepted and not seen as strangers, just because they are foreigners. Those who were present in the consultation meeting see the main cause in the fact that there is no dialogue and no trust between the immigrant communities and the public. In order to address these issues, one participant came up with the idea that they should ask directly what exactly it is that the people in Cork don’t like about the immigrants. Somebody from the meeting suggested better education, so that foreigners can be easier understood. One example could be anti-racism measures. The 3rd and last question that Sorine and Jaqui raised, changed the atmosphere in the meeting: A lot of participants mentioned as positive the helpfulness and thorough consultation in the public sector in Cork. Furthermore, some appreciate living in a peaceful environment here in Cork.
All in all the meeting was productive and the group came to a positive result.
 
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