Public Consultation on Migrant Integration Strategy Closing Soon

Posted on 21 Nov 2023

The public consultation on migrant integration strategy is closing on Thursday, 30 November 2023 . The consultation seeks input from the public to inform the development of a new national strategy for migrant integration.. 

Anyone with an interest in migrant integration is invited to participate in an online survey, which can be accessed at Public Consultation to inform a national strategy for migrant integration . The public consultation will be open for a six week period from 20 October 2023 to 30 November 2023.


Since 2017, the Migrant Integration Strategy has served as the central policy framework adopted by the Government to promote the integration of all migrants and their Irish-born children across ten areas of public policy. The Strategy aimed to enhance diversity, inclusion and equity for migrants across all aspects of Irish society. The Strategy also emphasised social inclusion initiatives, increased access to public services, and efforts to combat racism and xenophobia while supporting integration and social cohesion at local level. The Migrant Integration Strategy concluded in 2021.

A new national strategy for migrant integration will build on the momentum of its predecessor and address ongoing and emerging needs in supporting and promoting migrant integration. Ipsos has been contracted to conduct the consultation on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The consultation will gather insights and experiences on the challenges, needs and opportunities in supporting migrant integration to inform the development of the new strategy.

Referring to the consultation, Minister O’Brien said:

“I am delighted to launch a public consultation on migrant integration. This consultation will help to determine the challenges, needs and opportunities in supporting and promoting migrant integration. The increased diversity of Ireland’s population is a great strength and it is not without its challenges; this is an important opportunity for everyone to have a say in how we support an equal, inclusive and thriving society.

The new strategy will be an especially important one as we plot the course forward following the arrival of significant numbers of people from across the world seeking protection and safety over the last two years. It is clear that going forward Ireland will need more people and we need to ensure that when people are making Ireland their home, that it is a home that is an inclusive one.”

The questionnaire has been translated into nine languages; Irish, Arabic, French, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. 

Organisations wishing to make a detailed submission, can find further details at the button below:

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