The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration (OPMI) has a mandate to develop, lead and co-ordinate migrant integration policy across other Government Departments, agencies and services. The functions include the promotion of the integration of legal immigrants into Irish society, the establishment of new structures for this purpose, the coordination of Ireland’s international reporting requirements relating to racism and integration and overseeing the operation of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) established in 2015 as a humanitarian gesture to migrants fleeing conflict and provide assistance to the EU effort to manage mass migration events in Europe.   

Ireland adopts a policy of mainstream service provision in the integration area while recognising the need for targeted initiatives to meet specific short-term needs. Overall responsibility for the promotion and coordination of integration measures for legally resident immigrants rests with the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration but, in general, the actual delivery of integration services is the responsibility of mainstream Government Departments and service providers.

OPMI also provides funding for the resettlement of people arriving under the IRPP in communities across Ireland and funding for projects that promote and foster migrant integration.  This funding comes from a variety of sources including:

 

 

NOTE: The EU Funds Unit in the Department of Justice and Equality is responsible for the administration of AMIF and ESF Peil Funds on behalf of the OPMI.   The Unit issues Calls for Proposals; receives and assesses applications; and monitors the implementation of funded projects.  Responsibility for deciding which projects to fund remains with the OPMI.

 

 

 

Further information:

 

More information on our work is available on our website, www.integration.ie.

 

Contact details:

Address:

Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration

 

Department of Justice and Equality

 

Bishop’s Square

 

Redmond’s Hill

Dublin 2

 

D02 TD99

 

 

Phone: 

(main reception):

+ 353 1 418 3200

 

 

Email:

info@integration.ie