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STIGMATISATION OF MIGRANTS

The Twilight Community group in conjunction with our partners Margny les Compiegne France and the Eastern environs of Kilkenny city and county will tackle the stigmatisation of immigrants through inter – connective dialogue aimed at fostering understanding, tolerance and acceptance of the plight of ethnic minorities.
At a multi cultural conference to be held in Kilkenny in October 2018 we will explore how we may positively counteract the discrimination suffered by immigrants, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. To elucidate and inform we will utilise our colleagues within the South Sudanese Irish community with whom we have strong ties. This minority group will by engaging in dialogue with delegates from different countries increase their awareness of the value inherent in participating in the democratic process of European citizenship.
Our international youth Ambassador Emmanuel Samuel is a refugee from South Sudan and we will use his testimony and that of other refugees across the broad spectrum of Ireland and France to highlight discrimination and to access how we may co- operate in combating the detrimental effects both mental and physical suffered as a result of this insidious disregard of human diversity. The conference will set the standards and lay down guidelines for trans nationality, volunteering and intercultural dialogue integral to the success of the event. These will be addressed by use of video presentations, workshops and by personal testimony that will accommodate intercultural social inclusion and promote democratic participation of ethnic minorities.
The conference will by promoting the ICE project validate the inalienable rights of all European citizens. The conference will dictate the way to consolidate this and will set the template for further integration. The criteria for this will harness the shared experiences of France and Ireland in regards to the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. A future Margny conference will be pivotal in strengthening the bonds of the participating partners with the cogent social inclusion and the proactive affirming ideals and policies of the European Union. The Twilight Community group in conjunction with our partners Margny les Compiegne France and the Eastern environs of Kilkenny city and county will tackle the stigmatisation of immigrants through inter – connective dialogue aimed at fostering understanding, tolerance and acceptance of the plight of ethnic minorities.