Cork Integration Strategy

Nasc is a founder member of the Cork City Integration Strategy Committee. Since 2008 we have been working to shape Cork into a city that welcomes cultural and ethnic diversity. The committee is working to develop new actions to promote integration in Cork city throughout 2012. If you would like to get involved in this work please contact us.

Cork City Integration Project – European Integration Fund (2011 – 2013)

Nasc was the lead partner in an exciting and innovative integration project for Cork City. ‘The Cork Integration Project: Integration through learning, the arts and Muslim Christian Dialogue’ was co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and was supported by the... Read more

Nasc are seeking a qualified ESOL English Teacher

Nasc are seeking a qualified ESOL English Teacher to support our Gateway to Employment Project for Refugee Women Nasc is an independent human rights organisation that seeks to respond to the direct needs of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their families in the Cork region. We campaign... Read more

Nasc deliver pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc delivered a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí that attended the session included members of Cork Community Policing, Ethnic... Read more

Nasc to deliver pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc will be delivering a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí attending include members of Cork Community Policing, Ethnic Liaison Officers... Read more

Nasc makes submission to OPMI on new Migrant Integration Policy

Last week, Nasc made a submission to the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration making recommendations on the development of a new National Migrant Integration Policy. Key recommendations in our submission included: Promoting participation through ongoing consultations with migrant communities... Read more

Call for input into Cork City Integration Strategy

The Cork City Integration Strategy aims to foster and promote migrant integration in Cork across all spheres of life in the city and is being led by a steering committee which brings together a range of key stakeholders in the city. The strategy, following a long consultation process, is moving toward... Read more

Run Against Racism in the Women’s Mini-Marathon, Cork

Nasc is calling on our supporters to join us in running against racism for this year’s Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon on 15th September 2013. We are looking for women (and men if they are willing to get dressed up as they traditionally do!) of all levels and abilities to take part in the... Read more

PQ: Traveller Community Issues (Roma)

548. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the measures he will take to ensure Travellers and Roma are directly involved in the development of Ireland’s national Traveller Roma Integration Strategy.  Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): My Department... Read more

PQ: Traveller Community Issues (Roma Integration)

222. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality in the context that the national Traveller/Roma integration strategy is a living document, the way he will ensure that the strategy will be progressed in response to the European Commission’s recent assessment and in line with the common... Read more

PQ: EU Funding (Refugee and Integration)

224. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding European Refugee Fund, ERF, and European Integration Fund, EIF, funding.  Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): The European Refugee Fund and the European Fund... Read more

PQ: Departmental Bodies (Migrant Integration)

538. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when the cross Departmental Group on Migrant Integration was established; if he will provide details of its membership and the number of times it has met to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.   539. Deputy David... Read more

PQ: Unemployment Statistics

233. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount as a percentage and as a figure, of Ireland’s total both EU and Government part-funding ESF spending in the past seven years that was spent specifically on youth unemployment initiatives or youth only programmes. Minister... Read more

PQ: Departmental Strategy (Integration)

31. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the work that has been carried out to compile an Integration Strategy; when the strategy will be published and implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter):... Read more

Unique opportunity for young people in Cork: Animation Project

Nasc is pleased to announce our collaboration with Animation Space on a unique animation project for young migrants aged between 18 and 23 in the Cork area. Animation Space facilitators will lead a free 5 week workshop for a group of up to eight young adults from Cork. The workshops will take place during... Read more

Appeal for old teacups

Creative Connections, a two-year intercultural project for Cork women, is a Cork Midsummer Festival and Mayfield Arts Newbury House project supported by Nasc as part of our involvement in the Cork Integration Strategy. As part of this project, the group involved are asking for donations of unwanted teacups.... Read more

Nasc Offering FETAC Level 3 Computer Training Course

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FETAC Level 3 Certified Computer Training Course at our office in 35 Mary Street Cork. There are a limited number of places available for this course so please apply soon – either by stopping by the office... Read more

Discrimination highest against immigrants and ethnic minorities in Ireland

People who describe their ethnicity as “non-white” experience the highest levels of discrimination here, at 29%, according to a recent survey by the Central Stastics Office. Likewise race, at 22%, was the most common ground identified by those who had experienced discrimination. The report also showed... Read more

Equality Authority event in Cork: Equality is at the heart of our national project for recovery

Ms. Renee Dempsey, CEO of the Equality Authority (EA), welcomed a full house to the EA’s consultation event in Cork, on Friday the 6 May 2011. The event was one of several public meetings held nationally, as part of the EA’s process for planning its future work. Kieran Rose, Senior Planner with the... Read more

ESRI and Integration Centre report highlights racial discrimination in the job market

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that one of the greatest challenges to Ireland in responding properly to increasing diversity has been a lack of information about how migrants to this country fare. Mr. Gilmore welcomed the information now available to policy makers in the form of the “Annual Monitoring... Read more