By October 11, 2012 Read More →

“Inspiring Integration” Conference in Balbriggan on the 6th of Nov. 2012

  • Tuesday, 6th of November, 2012; 9.30am-2pm
  • Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan

The Inspiring Integration Conference will provide opportunity to share best integration practices from various regions in Ireland and internationally that could be implemented in Balbriggan.

It will also provide a space for the service providers, decision makers, community leaders and residents to network, discuss challenges and successes experienced in our work and life and to draw up strategies for improvement.

We invite everyone who lives and works in Balbriggan and who is interested in creating a more integrated community.

Please register if you wish to participate.

Program details:

9.30        Registration. Tea / coffee, scones

10.00     Welcome – Tendai Modondo, chair of the conference

10.10     Opening – Tonya Miles, General Manager, Cairde

10.15     Irish and Canadian experiences. Supporting immigrants integration and employment –  Monica Anne Brennan, Manager of Program Delivery for The Mentoring Partnership, Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council

10.35     Representation of immigrants and their issues – EU and Irish perspective – Issah Husaini, CEO of the New Communities Partnership

10.50     Round table discussion

11.20     Break

11.45     Linguistic and cultural enrichment in Irish schools –  Mary Ryan, co-founder of English Language Support Teachers’ Association and the Immigrant Parents and Guardians Support Association

12.05     Role of Mayo Intercultural Action in creating a ‘welcoming culture’ in uneasy economic times –  Natalia Pestova, Mayo Intercultural Action

12.20     Experiences of living in Balbriggan by Mammy Mohamed, Balbriggan Women’s Group

12.30     Round table discussion

1.00        Closing remarks  & lunch

Information about the speakers.

How to participate in the conference: registration, childcare, parking etc.

More about the project 

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