Launch of Mayo Migrant Integration Strategy and Action Plan 2022 - 2026
The Mayo Migrant Integration Strategy 2022-2026 was officially launched by Cllr Neil Cruise on Thursday, 13th October, 2022.
The Mayo Migrant Integration Strategy sets out our County’s Action Plan to ensure the integration of all people living in Mayo regardless of cultural identity.
The actions in this strategy set out to demonstrate how we as a County intend to meet the identified needs of our migrant community over the next five years. Mayo County Council, with its partners is committed to developing Mayo as a County where people from all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds have a sense of belonging in Mayo.
Speaking at the launch, Cllr Cruise, chairperson of the Mayo Local Community Development Committee said “The development of the strategy was well thought out and ensured that the voices of migrants were articulated in this two-way integration process. The voice of staff currently delivering services was also vital to be heard as this strategy is also a plan for organisations delivering public services in Co. Mayo.
During the development it was agreed that the strategy should be ambitious but should also be realistic and achievable. I very much welcome this approach and welcome that the strategy states the plan should be a living document to which actions can be added or amended as new evidence emerges and experiences and circumstances change particularly giving the unfolding of the Ukrainian crisis since the document was commissioned.
I welcome that the strategy commits to identifying annual priority actions based on this initial action plan and that Mayo County Council’s Community Section, in partnership with a wider Migrant Integration Forum will take the lead in co-ordinating the development of the plan.”
For more information about the Mayo Migrant Integration Strategy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org