Integration is an intercultural process which places rights and obligations on the state, majority and minority communities, to ensure all individuals have the opportunity to participate in economic, social, cultural and political life on an equal basis and without having to relinquish one’s cultural identity.
Integration is something that happens when:
- People from different backgrounds know and respect each other
- People from all backgrounds work and live together comfortably
- Those from all backgrounds and various countries are treated equally by all the people in our society
Integration underpins all aspects of Nasc’s work and we believe that access to rights and justice is the cornerstone of effective integration. As part of our work to promote integration and social inclusion Nasc works at both a national level, as a member of the National Integration Strategy monitoring group and at a local level through the delivery of a number of key projects including our Gateway to Employment Project for refugee women and our innovative Connect Project supporting the integration of young migrants and asylum seekers.
We are also involved in a number of different partnerships in Cork including the Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA), Cork City Public Participation Network (PPN), and the Cork City of Sanctuary Movement.
For more information about Nasc's integration work, contact our Integration Officer Cecilia Amabo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (021) 427 3594.