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The Intercultural Centre

The Intercultural Centre, CPLN

While away for Grundtvig training in Bologna. The subject of the training was ‘Addressing the challenges of providing language and integration courses for migrants'. I'd like to share some of the resources and information I have obtained from this training with all interested parties.  

Europe and its cultural diversity

Addressing the challenges of providing L2/integration courses to adult migrants

How can ICT-based resources address L2 learning challenges? 

Policy background at EU level and language policies in the EU27 member states

Case study: CulturLab project

Case study: Inventory of ICT projects from all across EU 

European opportunities and programmes to fund L2/Integration courses 

Case study: the FLAM (Feel Like A Migrant) project 

White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue


Report on Survey

Management of Social Transformations

FLAM Handbook

The Intercultural Centre has been open to the public since March 2008. The Centre runs different programmes related to its fundamental aim of promoting and supporting integration and interculturalism locally.
Areas of work:

1. Building the capacity of the immigrants to integrate and participate fully in Irish society.

English courses
One-to one English classes with native speaking volunteers
Community leadership course
Personal development and job-seeking skills course
‘Women with great ambitions' support group

2. Developing activities and actions which promote dynamic intercultural dialogue between members of immigrant and Irish communities and promote interculturalism.

‘Unison' World Music Choir
Intercultural Music and Dance events
Senior Intercultural Chess club/ Junior Chess club
Art Workshops
Sewing/Crafts club
World cuisine workshops
Intercultural/Multicultural art/crafts exhibitions

3. Creating volunteer opportunities for members of Irish and immigrant communities to increase their participation in the life of the local community.

Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian and other language classes with native speaking volunteers.
Volunteering opportunities with the IC programmes/events.

The Intercultural Centre is a drop-in centre and offers the following services:

o Information and referrals
o Garda Clinic
o Racist Incident Reporting System
o Free PC and Internet access
o Printing and photocopying
o Meeting space for community groups

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

Contact us: 15 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 4577213
Email: intercultural@cpln.ie

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CPLN Area Partnership, Unit D, Nangor Road Business Park,  Nangor Road, Dublin 12. E-mail: reception@cpln.ie, Phone: 450 8788 / 450 8784, Fax: 450 8800

Supported under the South Eastern Operational Programme of the National Development Plan 2007-2013. Reg. no. 246364. Registered charity no. CHY 16582.