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Balbriggan Integration Forum

IMG_2928About 45 people gathered to discuss integration at the Living & Working Together -Balbriggan Integration Forum will aim at strategizing and structuring the integration work in Balbriggan.

It will take place on the 6th of December, Thursday; 11am-1.30pm in Cairde Balbriggan Office located on the Old St George School, Hampton Street Balbriggan. 

Betsy Abu from Cairde presented the recommendations gathered during the Inspiring Integration Conference & the 1st Balbriggan Integration Forum. Louise Edmonds and Mick Dunne from Fingal County Council spoke about the changes in the FCC community development department and work starting in January 2013 in Balbriggan as well as about the new community centres in the town.

Apart from representatives of the FCC and Cairde, in the forum participated  delegates from Balbriggan Town Council, Bracken and Balbriggan Educated Together Schools, Fingal Leader Partnership, Balbriggan Women’s Group, Senior Citisens Association, Citisen Information Centre, VEC teachers and students, Fáilte Isteach, Polish School ‘Lokomotywa’, Balbriggan Policing Forum, and local students and residents of Balbriggan.

During the discussion 3 areas have been identified on which the Forum will focus in the future. They include: Business, Cultural Exchange, Literacy & English Language. Some of the proposed actions include setting up a community radio, more inter agency collaboration to support English language learning, language exchange meet ups, skills exchange club and setting up a Balbriggan Business Forum


 The project is funded by The Fingal County Council and the Office for the Promotion of Migrants Integration


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