UNIC CityLabs Cork invite grassroots, community and civil society organisations who provide migrant services and supports across the UNIC cities to connect with us and each other for shared learning, exchange and collaboration with the aim of working together to reduce barriers to (political) participation of migrants and minorities in our cities.
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Cork Migrant Centre
A particular area of focus for UNIC CityLabs is Diversity and Inclusion. Under this theme, a number of CityLabs are exploring how we can better support inlcusion of migrants in our cities.
Through this initiative, led by Cork, our network of ten UNIC University and City partners extend an open invitation to grassroots, community and civil society organisations who provide migrant services and supports in our cities to connect with us and with each other on this topic.
We will host an online meeting in Autumn 2022 to open dialogue between community actors across the UNIC network. In advance and as first steps organisations and services are invited to:
About the Initiative:
CityLabs Cork (Ireland) have worked in partnership with community organisations on exploring barriers and opportunities to political participation of migrant and minorities, for grass-roots, bottom up and community-led dialogue.
Many issues, barriers and oportunities identified were related and relevant to inclusion of migrants as active participants in wider society (e.g. racism, language, participation in labour market or educational opportunities), whilst other specific barriers and opportunities exist in relation to participation in politics.
During the process, community partners in Cork identified a key opportunity - that it would be of added value and benefit to local actions and services to create ways to better connect grassroots services and supports across the UNIC cities, for shared learning, experience, exchange and possible collaborative action.
This idea was brought to a workshop with European partners in June and there was a strong appetite to take the idea forward.
Diversity and Inclusion
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