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Stop the Silence: A Snapshot of Racism in Cork was compiled by our Racist Reporting Office Simon Prim based on Nasc’s racist reporting mechanism, a third party mechanism designed to give victims and witnesses the opportunity to report a racist or racially motivated incident confidentially and to receive support in making an official report to An Garda Síochána if the incident is deemed to be a crime. As part of the research for the report, Nasc also conducted a ‘snapshot’ survey on racism in Cork which was used to get a sense for people’s attitudes to and experiences of racism in Cork. The report was launched by GAA star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on 27th November 2012.
Person or Number is a 2012 publication, jointly compiled by Nasc, Crosscare Migrant Project and Doras Luimní. The report, which examines the barriers experienced by immigrant residents of Ireland when they apply for social protection was launched by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD and Noeline Blackwell, Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centre, on 21 February 2012.
It is based on a sample of the experiences of 54 immigrant applicants accessing social protection, which were provided by six NGOs nationwide. In direct response to the report, Minister Burton committed to establishing a stakeholder forum which will see senior members of her Department meeting with organisations working with migrants to seek solutions to issues raised in the report.
Living in Limbo: Migrants’ Experiences of Naturalisation in Ireland, describes how Ireland’s long-term residents are kept in state of perpetual uncertainty by the State’s immigration and naturalisation system.
A joint publication of the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, Living in Limbo was first published in 2011 and relaunched in Cork in 2012 at a conference chaired by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness.
Nasc and the Cork City Partnership worked together from late 2009 to plan a review of Connecting Communities: The Cork City Integration Strategy 2008 – 2011.
The review allowed us to assess whether the strategies and actions outlined in the CCIS should be reassessed in the current economic climate, and to ensure that integration remains a policy priority for the various service-providers and decision-makers. Connecting Communities: Mid Term Review is the result of this review. It includes the results of the CCIS Integration Survey 2010, a survey conducted with immigrant and non-immigrant residents of Cork city.
Diverse Cultures One Workplace is a self-guided powerpoint introduction to equality and diversity in the workplace. Download it to learn what the law requires from you as an employer and what you can do to harness the energy of a diverse workplace.
Integrating the Future: Nasc’s Strategy on Access to Employment, Education and Enterprise for Migrants in Cork outlines Nasc’s strategy for improving access to employment, education and enterprise for migrants in Cork.
It contains an analysis of current issues in each of three key areas: employment, education and enterprise. The strategic recommendations contained in the document are aimed at Government, statutory bodies, educational institutions, employers, community and voluntary groups.
A Guide for Migrants in Cork: Employment, Enterprise and Education is intended to assist all migrants who have an interest in employment, education and enterprise.
It outlines the entitlements of migrants based on their legal status (e.g. refugee, employment permit, international student) and offers practical advice on how to find a job or where to look for information on entering education or setting up a business.
Hidden Cork: The Perspectives of Asylum Seekers on Direct Provision and the Asylum Legal System is a report that stems from research carried out in late 2007 focusing on the experiences of asylum seekers in the Cork region.
The report is primarily concerned with the interaction which asylum seekers have with the state while claiming asylum and with experiences of living in “Direct Provision”.
Evaluating the Barriers to Employment and Education for Migrants in Cork is an independent report focused on uncovering the various barriers to employment encountered by migrants.
A total of 68 people were interviewed including migrants, employers and service providers. The report was completed in late 2007 and was used to inform some of the recommendations for Nasc’s ‘Integrating the Future’ strategy.
A Safe Harbour is a collection of writing by asylum-seekers and refugees living in Cork. Rosemary Canavan facilitated the writers’ group and edited the publication.
Published by Nasc in association with the Triskel Arts Centre and the Cork 2005 Credit Union Residencies Programme, in partnership with the Arts Council and Cork City and County Councils.
Copies of A Safe Harbour are available from our office at 35 Mary Street.
NGO Alliance Against Racism Shadow Report to CERD – January 2011
Universal Periodic Review - October 2011
UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – November 2011
Garda Policing Plan 2013 – February 2013
Contribution to OHCHR Anti-Discrimination Database – March 2013