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Building Integration in CPLN is managed by CPLN Area Partnership.  The project is based in the Clondalkin, Palmerstown, Lucan and Newcastle areas in South Dublin.
 
This project aims to build the capacity of Third Country Nationals to integrate and participate fully in Irish society.  The project also provides targeted support to Third Country young people, women and Third Country Nationals who are experiencing disadvantage.
 
Building Integration delivers a wide range of initiatives including:
 
• Access to pre-employment Courses.
 
• English language classes.
 
• Arts and crafts women’s groups to address the social isolation of migrant women.
 
• A community development course for migrant leaders who are active in their communities.
 
• Intercultural activities for young people, for example, summer camp activities, a ‘street art academy’ and sports events.
 
• Information sessions on issues affecting Third Country Nationals in the area.
 
• A pilot programme aimed at training Intercultural Liaison Volunteers who will advocate on behalf of other Third Country Nationals.
 
CPLN Area Partnership collaborates with statutory, community and voluntary organisations to promote access to services and the participation of Third Country Nationals in their local community.  The project works with South Dublin County Council, the HSE, migrant-led organisations, Tallaght Community Arts, and schools in Lucan, Adamstown and Clondalkin.
 
 Building Integration in CPLN completed in October 2013.
 
Case Study
All our work is underpinned by collaboration with local agencies. Building Integration is funded for a limited period of time. Therefore, it is critical that issues affecting migrants are understood by service providers so that they can support them over the long-term.
 
When we collaborate with local service providers on different pieces of work, we are able to:
  1. Demonstrate to other organisations how to be more inclusive of migrants.
  2. Support service providers to fully engage with Third Country Nationals.
  3. Ensure that their interest in working with migrants is sustained over the course of the project.
  4. Ensure that mainstreaming is carried out as the project is being delivered. In this way, we do not have to wait until the end of the project for mainstreaming to take place.
 
By the end of our project, statutory organisations will have the skills to identify issues affecting migrants. They will not need to rely on hearsay. They will have the capacity to support local migrant communities rather than just individuals.
 
A good example of this is our work with local schools on English language provision. We teamed up with some schools to organise English conversation classes for pupils’ parents. Some of these schools have now decided to organise accredited English language training through the VEC. The schools’ involvement in this scheme has taken the project a step further.