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Sport: Effective participation of migrants in sport

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
08/03/2012 - 16:26
Short Answer

In May 2008 the Office of the Minister for Integration published a statement entitled ‘Migration Nation, a statement on integration strategy and diversity management’ which, in part, deals with participation of migrants in sport and assesses strategies for further integration.

Qualitative Info

Extract from, ‘Migration Nation’-

“While a number of migrants do participate in cultural, sporting and

political aspects of Irish society and many communities have staged

cultural and sporting events designed to celebrate the arrival of

different communities and diversity in Irish society, there is scope

to further increase participation by migrants in all of these aspects

of life. The point has been well made that activities in these areas

can play a major part in encouraging integration, especially at

local level.”

“Discussions have taken place with the larger sporting bodies most

directly engaged with migrants about their plans for the future in

encouraging participation of migrants in their activities. The bodies

have drawn up, or are in the course of doing so, detailed

programmes for integration.”

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Culture, Sport, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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