Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 08.12.2021

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Immigrant Council of Ireland are launching an anti-trafficking toolkit at an online presentation. The project TRIPS (identification of TRafficked International Protection beneficiaries’ Special needs), a two year, pan-European project that researches and documents the unique special needs of victims of human trafficking who are in the process of applying for international protection formalises recommendations through an expert report and toolkit developed for frontline service providers (e.g. Immigration and border officials, law enforcement, NGOs, etc.). 2021 marks the conclusion of the TRIPS project you can register for the presentation of the project findings, including the country report for Ireland on its anti-trafficking activities as well as a presentation of the TRIPS toolkit developed for service providers taking place on Thursday 9th of December at 9.30 am. You can learn more in the email attached.


Doras, Limerick-based national migrant, refugee and asylum seekers upport organisation are planning a major online event on December 9th to mark its 21st anniversary, while also reflecting on 21 years of the Direct Provision system and the campaign to end it. The event will reflect on Doras’s past, look to the future and guests include Dublin-based Syrian Journalist Razan Ibraheem as host, filmmaker and campaigner Caoimhe Butterly, Donnah Vuma from MASI, Afghan musician, refugee, and women’s rights activist Elena Yaqubee (live from Lesbos), musician Steo Wall, artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana, Doras co-founder and Life President Ann Scully, former Doras CEO Karen McHugh, and Hassan Shariff from Doras. There will also be a contribution from Minister Roderic O’Gorman, and further guests to be announced. Registration is free here.


The Urban Agenda Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees, the City of Mechelen and the Government of Flanders are organising a webinar on policies and challenges in promoting the inclusion and participation of LGBTQI+ migrants on December 10th from 9.30 am to 12 pm. Th event will share lessons and best practices from its global network for LGBTI equality, and the International Organization for Migration’s Equalcity Project will present a new toolbox on creating safe(r) spaces for LGBTQI+ identifying people with a migrant background. For further information please contact Tom De Bruyn at tom.debruyn@vlaanderen.be and register here.


Bray Area Partnership and the Rediscovery Centre are hosting an online workshop for children and families exploring Christmas Crafts on Tuesday 14th of December from 3.30 to 5pm, on Zoom. Covering how to make Christmas decorations from waste materials, reducing, reusing and recycling, you must live in Bray/Greystones Municipal District areas and be a member of a new community, unemployed, low income, disadvantaged family, lone parent, living in a disadvantaged area, a Traveller, a person with a disability, Roma or a substance misuser to take part. To learn more see images attached and/or call Lorna on 083 3925988 or Jennifer on 083 3936923 or email lornalafferty@brayareapartnership.ie or jenniferjones@brayareapartnership.ie to book your place.




Interpeace’s Advisory Team are inviting applications for the 2022 online edition of its professional development course: Effective Advising in Complex Contexts: Enabling sustainable peace. This course is for mid and senior level professionals from the humanitarian, development, stabilisation, peacebuilding and human rights sectors. The objective of the course is to consciously and creatively increase participants’ advisory capacities, so as to enhance their effectiveness in supporting locally led efforts fostering sustainable peace. The application deadline is 10 December 2021. You can read more and apply here and watch an introductory video here.


Maynooth University: Masters in Community and Youth Work are holding their Recruitment Launch for 2022 on Thursday 9th of December from 7 to 8.30 pm. Calling all those impatient for change, justice, equality and real change to join Siobhan O’Donoghue, Founding Director of Uplift for a conversation with graduates and current students including Catherine Lane, National Women’s Council, Debbie O’Rourke, Waterford Community Youth Service, Emma-Jane Geraghty, Friends of the Earth, Glenn Keating, BeLonGTo Youth Service, Lorna Costello, Current Student and Rueben Hambakachere, Cultúr Migrant Centre. If you are interested in finding out how this Masters programme will equip you with the skills to work for social change, create professional placement opportunities and become part of an exciting practice community, you can see the more here and register here. Email cywrecruitment@mu.ie for more information.


START Entrepreneurs, an integrated program: part academic fellowship and part startup accelerator is accepting applications. The goal of the program is to help aspiring commercial and social entrepreneurs translate academic scholarship into highly impactful new ventures. Each START Entrepreneur spends 12 months on campus at the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs building their startup company or non-profit. The program comes with up to $400,000 in funding, entrepreneurship education, tailored mentorship and personalized introductions to funders. It is open to anyone with an advanced degree (strong preference for Ph.Ds) and the ability to work in the US. For more information see here, email Lauren Bender with any questions (labender@princeton.edu) or register to attend an info session here.


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EU’s Horizon programme supports nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities. Horizon Europe is the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation. It has an overall budget of €95.5 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period. Initiatives concerned with both tackling the climate crisis and promoting the integration and inclusion of third country migrants could be eligible for funding under the call for proposals from initiatives promoting resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities. Read more here.


The Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission partnered with Hot Press Magazine, as part of their #AllAgainstRacism Campaign, to produce a special two-part project, 100 Voices: #AllAgainstRacism, with 35 pages of the latest Hot Press issue dedicated to the theme. The project features prominent Irish voices sharing their experiences and thoughts on racism in Ireland. You can read more about the campaign here and view the articles here.


The third issue of 2021 of Bulgaria’s academic bulletin “Refugees: Today and Tomorrow” is dedicated to women and forced migration. It was prepared by the Bulgarian Council for Refugees and Migrants and UNHCR Bulgaria. You can read more about it and download the bulletin here.


Interfaith Maverick Podcast hosted a new episode on COP26 and Faith with Dublin City Interfaith Forum Youth Board Coordinator, Hajar Al Kaddo. You can listen to thoughts from a panel on the role of faith in the COP26 conference here.


Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) calling for increased State supports to tackle domestic abuse targeted at migrant women as part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Cases of domestic violence experienced by migrant women are increasingly complex due to mixed immigration statuses and barriers to accessing mainstream services. ICI reported that the number of domestic violence cases experienced by migrant women has increased 12 per cent to-date in 2021 compared to the previous year. Read more here.


College Connect recently held an event launching a research report entitled ‘A Community Needs Analysis with Refugees & People Seeking Asylum – Exploring Access & Barriers to Higher Education’. You can watch the seminar back here and read the research report here. You can watch a public engagement video with Felispeaks here and see cultural training video and workshop resources here. You can see more information in the email attached, including illustrations, a Twitter Moment of the launch and information on hosting HEAR photo-voice exhibition.


Experts call for a National Research and Knowledge Hub to address the elimination of gender-based abuse and save lives. Haven Horizons, a voluntary organisation committed to the elimination of gender-based violence in our society, and the EDGE Research Group based at the Technological University of the Shannon, held a webinar on the role gender-based abuse research can play in helping to eliminate gender-based violence and save lives. According to the webinar, a key action to work towards eliminating gender-based abuse in Ireland would be to develop a National Research and Knowledge Hub addressing gender-based abuse. Read more here.




The Irish Youth Foundation in partnership with a new corporate partner, is providing €100,000 to fund not for profit, voluntary and charitable organisations supporting young people experiencing disadvantage nationwide. Applications close on Thursday, 16 December at 5pm. Read more here.

Let’s Fund It is a new volunteer-led charity focusing on honesty and transparency on the list of Irish registered charities. A new charity has been welcomed on the list of Irish registered charities. Let’s Fund It uses donated funds to purchase goods and services on behalf of charities. The goods and services that are purchased go directly to benefit charity services users. Irish charities can contact Let’s Fund It with requests, or the new charity will respond to public appeals. You can learn more here or on the website.


UNHCR’s National Office in Dublin is recruiting a Policy & Advocacy Officer. The candidate will advance a new European multistakeholder project which will develop complementary pathways for refugees to come to Ireland,  utilising existing community sponsorship structures. You can see more about the role here and apply by 5.30pm on December 10th.


North Tipperary Development Company Traveller Programme invites applications for a Contractor to provide support and supervision to Traveller Programme staff. The contract will be for a six month period and will involve ten to fourteen hours per week. For informal enquiries, please contact Michael Murray, CEO NTDC – mmurray@ntdc.ie and submit tender applications marked ‘Traveller Programme Supervision & Support to: mmurray@ntdc.ie by 5pm on Monday 20th of December.  See more information here.


The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for African Studies. This is a tenure accruing position. The University of Florida is looking for an intellectual leader with a commitment to collaborative university-wide programs and the capacity to articulate a vision for the future of African Studies in the academy. Application review begins January 2022 for an August 2022 appointment when my term ends. Contact Steering Committee Chair Professor Terje Ostebo ostebo@ufl.edu and see here for more information.


Census Ireland is currently recruiting for Enumerators for Census 2022. Earn up to €3,200 for 10 weeks’ part-time work. Please see poster attached and visit their website for more details on the application process.

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