Migrants Opposing Racism and Exploitation
At the end of 2013 Cultúr accessed funding for a new project called the MORE Project to work specifically with migrants from outside of the EEA. It began work in March 2014 and it will be spread over an 13 month period. This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.
The Aim of the MORE Project
The MORE project aims to promote the integration of Third Country Nationals resident in Co. Meath, and in particular those who are at risk of poverty, discrimination and social exclusion. The project will address two specific issues; 1) Racism and 2) Workplace Exploitation
- The Workplace Exploitation project will:
- Provide dedicated outreach with Non EU migrant women who are employed in the agrifood and carework industries.
- The outreach work will provide information on workplace rights and entitlements in both one to one and workshop settings.
- Using a community development approach the women will be supported to become involved in action groups for their particular industry.
- The Racism project will include:
- A drama illustrating the findings of Cultur’s research on racism in County Meath to be written and performed in public by black migrants.
- Information to be provided across the county on racist reporting mechanisms and legal protections against racist attacks.
“This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Fund and is supported by theOffice for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal.”