Galway County Integration & Diversity Strategy 2013 – 2017
In 2009, Galway County Council, through its Social Inclusion Unit, secured funding from the Office of the Minister for Integration (OPMI) to help address these significant demographic changes and to build upon local responses and integration initiatives that were already underway to help create a more integrated society. With this support, Galway Rural Development Company helped established a broad-ranging Interagency Strategy Group, which has overseen the development of this integration Strategy. As integration is a two way process, the Strategy is for everyone living and/or working in County Galway with a particular focus on integrating minority ethnic communities.
Galway county intercultural forum
The Galway County Intercultural Forum was set up in 2011. It provides an opportunity to members of the immigrant community in County Galway to work together, network and support each other on issues that are important and relevant to them. Membership consists of migrant community representatives from different parts of County Galway. The Forum aims to serve as a platform to help develop an inclusive, supportive and intercultural community.
The forum also aims to:
- Provide information to migrant communities in County Galway
- Provide a link between their communities and the local people
- Promote migrant views in policy matters within the County and
- Provide a space where organisations can present topics of interest and inform migrant communities on developments in the County
For further information on the Galway County Intercultural Forum please contact Anne Mallaghan on 091 509576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org