My Place, Midleton is hosting an information event for migrants living in East Cork this Saturday, 7 October.
Midleton Participate! a one-stop shop active citizenship event, will run from 10am-1pm at My Place, Mill Road, Midleton.
The event is aimed towards helping both EU and non-EU migrants integrate into their local community and by extension Irish society.
Midleton Participate! Will be opened by Fine Gael TD David Stanton, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration.
The event will offer information on applying for citizenship, voter registration, legal advice and information, employment and training opportunities, volunteering, active citizenship, local events and activities, community and youth engagement, and more.
Organisations attending the event in My Place include South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD), Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB), Citizens Information, Cork New Communities Partnership (Cork NCP), Citizens Information and Midleton Arts Festival.
Participate! Is a collaborative project to promote greater participation and therefore integration of migrant communities in Ireland.
The project is being run by Nasc and the Immigrant Council of Ireland and is part of a joint EU project, which includes several partners such as Migration Policy Group, Migrant Rights Network (UK) and Objectif (Belgium). The project is funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union and by the Open Society Foundation.
Nasc, named from the Irish word for link, works to link migrants and ethnic minorities to their rights through protecting human rights, promoting integration and campaigning for change. The group’s mission is to enable migrants and ethnic minorities to access justice and human rights and work to achieve a just, inclusive and equal society.
For more information about Participate! or to find out how to host an event in your area, visit nascireland.org or email info@nascireland.org.

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