2013 Activities



Date Meetings/Events attended by Member(s) of OPMI staff

10/1/13

Citizens dialogue event and Launch of European Year of Citizens 2013.

11/1/13

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland – Roundtable on Migration, Rights and Social and Economic Development.

16/1/13

EU Funds meeting.

16/1/13

Seminar on new Commission IT system to manage EU Funds - Brussels.

16/1/13

Meeting with Family Reunification Division, INIS.

21/1/13

Meeting with European Parliament, Brussels on new EU Funds.

22/1/13

Meeting with Monaghan Resettlement Steering Group.

31/3/13

Meeting with Wicklow Resettlement Steering Group.

4/2/13

42nd meeting of “National Contact Points on Integration” - Brussels.

6/2/13 - 7/2/13

Bi-annual working group on resettlement - Geneva.

12/2/13

Meeting with Visa Section re programme refugees.

14/2/13

Immigrant Council of Ireland - Conference “Family Reunification – a barrier or facilitator of integration”.

19/2/13

Meeting with Monaghan Resettlement Steering Group.

27/2/13

Meeting with AkiDwa.

28/2/13

An Garda Sochna Diversity Consultations Project 2013 – Civil Status module.

12/3/13

Reception to mark International Women’s Day – young migrant women empowering themselves through self-expression.

13/3/13

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland – Seminar “Minding the Gap” – on equal access to 3rd level education for children of non-EU migrants.

20/3/13

Meeting with Irish Red Cross re travel documents for programme refugees.

27/3/13

Meeting with D/Environment re housing for programme refugees.

9/4/13

Meeting in INIS, Burgh Quay re travel documents for programme refugees.

9/4/13

Meeting with HSE re medical cases (programme refugees).

10/4/13

Inaugural meeting of the NGO Forum, attended by The Integration Centre, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, New Communities Partnership, AkiDwa, Crosscare and NASC.

11/4/13

Meeting with Crosscare with regard to supports for isolated female-headed households in Dublin City Centre.

19/4/13

Joint HETI and European Parliament Office in Ireland event to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

23/4/13

An Garda Sochna Diversity Consultations Project 2013 - Race/Ethnic Origin module.

23/4/13

Meeting with County Council re arrangements for receiving community.

24/4/13

Meeting with County Council re arrangements for receiving community.

30/4/13

Attendance at ESRI Research Seminar: "Life Satisfaction, Ethnicity and Neighbourhoods: Is There an Effect of Neighbourhood Ethnic Composition on Life Satisfaction?".

7/5/13 - 8/5/13

Attendance at “Europe on the move – Participation and Integration of EU-citizens”, Conference in Vienna.

8/5/13

Meeting with Integration Centre re programme refugees.

9/5/13

Meeting with delegation from German Parliament of Baden-Wrttemberg.

10/5/13

Meeting with ‘field school’ professor and students from University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.

14/5/13

Limerick - Knockalisheen Reception Centre/Social Protection Community Welfare Officer.

14/5/13

Limerick – Doras Luimn – re resettlement.

16/5/13

UNHCR/Family Reunification Section/Citizenship Division.

19/5/13 - 22/5/13

Resettlement Seminar, Bulgaria.

24/5/13

D/Foreign Affairs & Trade re Memorandum of Understanding on resettlement with IOM (International Organization for Migration).

27/5/13

EU Funds meeting.

27/5/13

Meeting of the Committee on Holocaust Education, Research and Remembrance.

28/5/13

NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, launch of Report “In from the Margins – Roma in Ireland”.

28/5/13

Inter-Agency Working Group on Resettlement in Carrickmacross.

30/5/13

Meeting with Geoff Loane - International Committee of the Red Cross.

3/6/13

Meeting of “National Contact Points on Integration” - Brussels.

5/6/13

Co. Dublin VEC re. language training for programme refugees.

5/6/13 - 6/6/13

European Asylum Support Office (EASO) meeting on relocation - Malta.

6/6/13

Wicklow Resettlement Inter-Agency Steering Group*

10/6/13

Meeting of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement and Integration.

11/6/13

Resettlement Inter-Agency Steering Group meeting in receiving community.

12/6/13

State Agency for Refugees - Transnational Workshop on Resettlement - the Way to a New Life - Bulgaria.

19/6/13

Irish Council For social Housing.

21/6/13

Meeting with International Red Cross Society.

26/6/13

Launch of Annual Integration Monitoring Report.

27/6/13

Consultative meeting on the Syrian crisis at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

1/7/13 - 3/7/13

Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement - Geneva.

2/7/13

Launch of “Recording Racism in Ireland”.

16/7/13

Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement in the receiving community.

25/7/13

Meeting with Dublin City Council.

26/7/13

2nd Meeting of NGO Forum.

29/7/13

Meeting with Immigrant Council of Ireland.

30/7/13

Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement in the receiving community.

31/7/13

EU Funds meeting.

31/7/13

Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement - Arklow.

08/08/13

Meeting with Brian Kearney Grieve, Atlantic Philanthropies.

19/8/13

Launch of “Integration – A Practical Guide to assisting Integration for Local Authorities” – Wood Quay Centre, Dublin.

20/8/13

Meeting of the Resettlement Inter-Agency Steering Group in the receiving community.

27/8/13 - 29/8/13

Meetings with an Garda Sochna.

10/09/13

Meeting of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement and Integration.

11/09/13

Presentation to meeting of the Irish Council for Social Housing.

18/09/13

Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement - Arklow.

19/09/13

Launch of "A New Beginning – Research on Refugee Integration in Europe" - Brussels.

25/09/13

1st Annual Forum on Relocation - Brussels.

27/09/13

Closed consultative meeting on resettlement priorities - Geneva.

30/09/13

Meeting of Committee on Holocaust Education, Research and Remembrance – D/Foreign Affairs and Trade.

30/09/13

Meeting with An Garda Sochna.

01/10/13

Meeting with delegations from Sweden, Netherlands and Poland.

01/10/13

Meeting with ESRI.

04/10/13

NASC Conference, Cork - Racism and Hate Crime in Ireland: Is the Legislative and Policy Framework Adequate?

11/10/13

Expert meeting on resettlement - Brussels.

16/10/13

Meeting between QQI and NGO Forum on certification of academic qualifications.

23/10/13

Intercultural Limerick Gathering – Doras Luimni launch of "Treated Differently? Evidence of Racism and Discrimination from a Local Perspective".

25/10/13

Launch of Westmeath Integration & Diversity Strategy 2013-2017.

30/10/13

Meeting with programme refugees - Naas.

12/11/13 - 13/11/13

Practical Co-operation meeting on resettlement. EASO, Malta.

14/11/13

Practical Co-operation meeting on relocation. EASO, Malta.

25/11/13

National Contact Points on Integration - Brussels.

26/11/13

Meeting of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Resettlement and Integration.

26/11/13 - 27/11/13

10th Meeting of the EU Integration Forum - Brussels.

11/12/13

Launch of the Limerick City and County Integration Strategy

17/12/13

Launch of the 3rd Roadmap to Integration by the Integration Centre.

19/12/13

Exchange of views with NGOs on racist crime.

* The OPMI Resettlement Unit participates in the Local Resettlement Inter-agency Working Groups on resettlement.


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