The NCCRI is closed since the end of December 2008 as a result of Government cutbacks in our budget. For information see attached coverage in the Irish Times.
We wish to thank and acknowledge all who have worked with us over the past decade to combat racism and promote a more inclusive, intercultural Ireland.
Contact details staff
If you require specialist information on issues relating to anti-racism, interculturalism, or integration please contact one of the following:
Philip Watt - Director NCCRI:
pwatt at cfireland dot ie
Fiona McGaughey - Policy and Research:
fionamcgaughey at hotmail dot com
Kate Morris - Communication/ Information and Education:
kate.morrisk at gmail dot com
Kensika Monshengwo - Training and Resources:
kensika1 at hotmail dot com
Benedicta Attoh - Development & Cultural Diversity/Awareness:
battoh2003 at yahoo dot co dot uk
The National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI)
The NCCRI is an independent expert body that seeks to provide advice and to develop initiatives to combat racism and to work towards a more inclusive, intercultural society in Ireland.
The NCCRI seeks to bring together government and non-government organizations and to:
Provide expertise and advice as an expert body
Inform policy development
Promote understanding and celebration of cultural diversity
Develop linkages at a European and wider international level
As cultural and ethnic diversity in Ireland continues to broaden, particularly as a consequence of inward migration, there are challenges to ensure that such significant change is negotiated successfully. The approach of the NCCRI is to combat racism and to promote intercultural approaches to integration through dialogue and consensus. The NCCRI seeks to work in partnership with a broad range of government and non-government bodies with a focus on long-term sustainable outcomes. This requires the NCCRI to adopt a strategic and forward-looking approach to our work based on evidence, participation and evaluation.
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, 2008
NCCRI is the National Coordinating Body for the EU Year in Ireland
Towards an Intercultural Education Strategy
Information on the Intercultural Education Strategey Conference, RHK,
1st October 08'. This includes speaches and presentations:
Towards a National Intercultural Education Strategy Conference held in Dublin on 01 October
NCCRI Latest Discussion Paper: Wearing the Hijab in Irish Schools
Educational Theme to Intercultural and Anti-Racism Week 2008
This year 'Intercultural and Anti Racism Week' took place from the 7-14th April 2008. Over 100 events took place throughout Ireland. Download the Events list in PDF format (0.5 Mb)
The theme this Year was Education and an educational toolkit and posters celebrating intercultural dialogue in the classroom were sent to schools nationwide.
Download toolkit in PDF format (1.5 Mb)
NCCRI and New Park Comprehensive - Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Science March 2008
NCCRI in conjunction with Newpark Comprehensive school made a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Science highlighting the need for a National Intercultural Strategy. A copy of the submission is available here
"Intercultural Strategy and more resources needed for schools," says NCCRI Director Philip Watt
RAXEN Ireland Website
Roma and Travellers in Public Education 2004 (PDF format - size 502 Kb)
The European Information Network on Racism and Xenophobia (RAXEN) is one of the key tools of the EU Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) to provide the European Union and its Member States with information and research on the phenomena of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
Click here for the RAXEN Ireland website