Immigrant Council of Ireland: Integration and Inclusion Conference – 6 November

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

The focus of this conference is to identify positive actions which promote effective integration and inclusion. It aims to create a space for informed debate and to be solutions focused, incorporating information on approaches which have been effective in other countries and tying this firmly to the current environment in Ireland. This will help illuminate the path ahead and help us to make decisions which promote positive integration.


Demetrios G Papademetriou, Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and convener of the Transatlantic Council on Migration

Why it’s important to build and invest in integration approaches at a national and local level

Pedro Calado, High Commissioner for Migration, Portugal

Reflections on the role of Portuguese High Commissioner for Migration and the Observatory on Migration, which champions collaborative, data-driven planning on migration and integration

Margie McHugh, Director of Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

Reflections on successful integration approaches from an international perspective  

A number of themed breakout sessions will be held concurrently throughout the day to facilitate in-depth discussion on a range of topics, as follows:

Morning Session

  • Employment
  • Anti-Racism
  • Direct Provision

Afternoon Session

  • Housing
  • Sport
  • Leadership

 Please RSVP by Friday, 1 November to, indicating which themed sessions you would like to attend (please choose one morning theme and one afternoon theme).






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