IOM Ireland: Capacity-Building Training in Cultural Competency and Understanding

IOM Ireland will be hosting an online capacity-building training in cultural competency and understanding on Saturday, August 13 from 10am-5pm as part of the Protect III project. This project is funded by the Department of Justice and aims to empower migrants to seek culturally competent supports. This project provides capacity-building trainings for Irish service providers that work with migrants and ethnic minorities, particularly vulnerable members of those communities, such as survivors of DSGBV and victims of trafficking. The project also has a team of trained cultural mediators that are available to assist service providers and service users in bridging the cultural gap and fostering mutual respect and understanding. The project also involves elements of counter-trafficking and community policing.

This training will cover the topics of stereotyping, culture and behavior, working with cultural mediators, interpreters, and advocates, barriers to service access and provision, migration and ethnic minorities, discrimination and racism, and addressing personal and organizational bias. The training will be hosted over Zoom/Microsoft teams and is open to any Irish service providers who may work with migrants and ethnic minorities. This training is free.

To register for the training, please register at the following link:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ireland is the UN migration agency. IOM Ireland has been established since 2001 and has since assisted hundreds of migrants on voluntary return and reintegration, counter-trafficking, displaced talent and employment, and resettlement among other activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager, Tegwyn Stephenson, at

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
27th Jul, 2022
Expiry Date
12th Aug, 2022