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Department of Justice and Equality (2017) Migrant Integration Strategy: A blueprint for the future.


The Migrant Integration Strategy was developed as the Government’s response to the challenge of promoting integration in a context of increased diversity in Ireland. Its vision is to enable migrants to participate on an equal basis with those of Irish heritage. Its primary objective is to ensure that barriers to full participation in Irish society by migrants or their Irish-born children are identified and addressed. The Strategy is intended to work towards the long-term vision in which integration is embedded in communities, workplaces and broader society. It proposes a number of targeted initiatives: • to increase migrant participation in specific areas (such as in entrepreneurship or public sector employment); • to address particular migrant needs (such as in education and health); and • to address challenges (such as on data gaps). In relation to migrant children the Strategy envisions that migrant children will be supported to benefit fully from the education system. Actions will include integration issues will be mainstreamed in the work of all appropriate Government Departments and agencies and addressed in their Strategy Statements, Annual Reports and other documents.

  • Policy papers
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Ireland
  • Language:
  • English
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Access to compulsory education
    • Access to health care
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children maintain their cultural identity while adopting new cultural values and intercultural competences
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Friends and peers (bridges)
    • Friends and peers (support)
    • Institutions
    • Teachers
    Policy Paper addressed to:
  • National Governments
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