INTEGRATING IMMIGRANTS IN REGIONS AND CITIES: AVENUES FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORI...
OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION: <ul><li>Who We Are and What We Do </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship With Dublin City Council (DCC)– ...
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO <ul><li>NCP is a national network of  over 117 EMLOs across 75 nationalities  </li></ul><ul><li>...
RELATIONSHIP WITH DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL (DCC)– 2005 <ul><li>Belief in the Emergence of Independent Migrant Voice </li></ul><...
PARTICIPATION IN DCC POLICY & PLANNING STRUCTURES <ul><li>Developing Dublin City Consultative Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Deve...
IMMEDIATE GAINS <ul><li>Recognition & Legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with Other National Consultative Forums, Commit...
2009 LOCAL & EUROPEAN ELECTIONS <ul><li>Strategy & Approach – Making Democracy Work </li></ul><ul><li>The Role DCC – Train...
CONTD. <ul><li>The Supplementary Registration of Immigrant Voters </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Your Candidate </li></ul><ul>...
POWER RELATIONSHIPS & INHERENT TENSIONS <ul><li>Beyond Consultation & Consultative Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Power ...
THANK YOU Issah Huseini New Communities Partnership (NCP) 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8 Tel:  01 671 3639  Fax:  01 677 3887 Web...
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Presentation by Issah Huseini, New Communities Partnership, on the occasion of the EESC conference on Integrating immigrants in regions and cities - avenues for cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities Conference in Valencia, Spain on 30.03.2011

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    1. 1. INTEGRATING IMMIGRANTS IN REGIONS AND CITIES: AVENUES FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES (VALENCIA, 30 MARCH 2011).   Issah Huseini New Communities Partnership (NCP)
    2. 2. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION: <ul><li>Who We Are and What We Do </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship With Dublin City Council (DCC)– 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Participation In DCC Policy & Planning Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Impact Of Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Local & European Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Power Relationships & Inherent Tensions </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO <ul><li>NCP is a national network of over 117 EMLOs across 75 nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>from Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe & Americas </li></ul><ul><li>Offices - Dublin, Limerick & Cork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communal-Social Space for EMLOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy & Advocacy – Local, National & EU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership & Capacity Building Grassroots Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting & Working with 8 Local Authorities in Local Integration programmes </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. RELATIONSHIP WITH DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL (DCC)– 2005 <ul><li>Belief in the Emergence of Independent Migrant Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and Building Trust – Horizontal Relationship, not Patron-Client Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Equitable Allocation of Resources </li></ul>
    5. 5. PARTICIPATION IN DCC POLICY & PLANNING STRUCTURES <ul><li>Developing Dublin City Consultative Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Integration Strategy for Dublin City – The role of Immigrant Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Participation and Representation on Strategic Policy Committees, Joint Policy Committees </li></ul>
    6. 6. IMMEDIATE GAINS <ul><li>Recognition & Legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with Other National Consultative Forums, Committees & Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with Other Local Authorities Nationally </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2009 LOCAL & EUROPEAN ELECTIONS <ul><li>Strategy & Approach – Making Democracy Work </li></ul><ul><li>The Role DCC – Training, Funding & Leveraging </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of Grassroots Immigrant Organisation- Mobilising the Migrant Votes </li></ul><ul><li>Registration of Immigrant Voters </li></ul>
    8. 8. CONTD. <ul><li>The Supplementary Registration of Immigrant Voters </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Your Candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Political Significance of Registered Immigrant Voters </li></ul><ul><li>Ripple Effect Nationally In Other Local Authorities </li></ul>
    9. 9. POWER RELATIONSHIPS & INHERENT TENSIONS <ul><li>Beyond Consultation & Consultative Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Power </li></ul>
    10. 10. THANK YOU Issah Huseini New Communities Partnership (NCP) 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8 Tel: 01 671 3639 Fax: 01 677 3887 Website: www.newcommunities.ie Email: issah @newcommunities.ie

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