Migrant Integration is OUR Job - Diversity Charter Ireland Case Studies 2019
Posted on September 30, 2019
The importance of managing cultural diversity has never been more relevant than it is today. Cultures are interconnecting faster than ever before. Organisations, miniatures of wider society, are operating in an increasingly globalised network. Cultural diversity needs to be examined in more detail and appropriately addressed, especially in culturally diverse organisations.
In 2019 Diversity Charter Ireland, in partnership with the Office for Migrant Integration, conducted research among the signatories to gather case studies and produce a guide for Charter signatories on Migration Integration in the Workplace. The main objective of the survey was to determine what activity is being undertaken to promote the integration of migrant workers. Migrant integration is defined in the national Migrant Integration Strategy – a Blueprint for the Future as “the ability to participate to the extent that a person’s needs and wishes in all of the major components of society, without having to relinquish his or her own cultural identity”. The workplace is critical to integration. As a result of the research a booklet, which provides case studies and the steps to motivate companies to support the integration of migrants in the workplace, was published. For copies of the report email firstname.lastname@example.org
 The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration has a mandate to develop, lead and co-ordinate migrant integration policy across Departments, agencies and services. This is set out in the document published on the 7th of February 2017, ‘Migrant Integration Strategy: A blueprint for the future’.