Ireland has become an increasingly diverse society with different nationalities shaping its population. Polish people are the largest population of non-Irish nationals in Ireland. According to the 2016 Census there is 535,475 non-Irish nationals living in Ireland incuding 122.000 of Polish nationals and 70.00 Romanians, Lithuanians, Latvians and Slovaks
Over the past 15 years Together-Razem has been the primary voice for the Polish & Eastern European community in Ireland.
Together-Razem is a migrant led organization which provides support services to the Polish and Eastern European migrants in Ireland. Our mission is to promote integration and equality, reduce marginalization, and to improve the quality of life of the Eastern European migrants.
We focus on five key areas:•
- Information provision and case work – one-to-one and group information services, online webinars, and individual consultation on welfare, employment, social and legal aspects
- Mental Health support– free or low cost psychotherapy and addiction counselling in native languages: Polish, Russian, Romanian
- Fostering integration – we organise regular intercultural events to facilitate social interaction, and we promote Polish and Eastern European culture amongst the wider society;
- Advocacy and campaigning - we foster partnerships with key stakeholders to advocate for better protection of migrant rights, and we campaign on issues related to integration and anti-racism. We represent the voices of Polish and Eastern European migrants on local, regional and national level
Together-Razem is a registered charity In Ireland