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Is there a formal national strategy on social and/or community cohesion?

Key Area:
Policies On Integration - Cohesion
01/03/2012 - 15:20
Short Answer

There is no specific national strategy for social and/or community cohesion in Ireland. However some measures in the ‘National Action Plane Against Poverty’ (2003-2005) serve this purpose.

Qualitative Info

Here are some examples of the policy aims of the ‘National Action Plan Against Poverty’ that relate to social cohesion outlined in chapter 1:

·        Policy task: ensure that the framework is kept up

to date and relevant in order to ensure a fair and

inclusive society with equal opportunity.  (Chapter 1.8.6)

·        Policy task: development of a more inclusive

Information Society in Ireland targeting in

particular the groups most at risk of exclusion;

women on home duties, retired people,

tradesmen/skilled workers, workers in agriculture,

forestry or fishing, and the unemployed. (chapter 1.9.1)

·        Policy task: continue to strengthen supports to

volunteering and to encourage the self-expression

and participation of people experiencing poverty

and social exclusion in the formulation and

implementation of policies and measures affecting

them; continue to improve access to arts, cultural

and recreation facilities. (chapter 1.9.7)

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Media, Internet, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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