SIRIUS Policy Network on Migrant Education
SIRIUS is the international leading Policy Network on Migrant Education: the EU’s privileged adviser on these topics since 2012. SIRIUS brings together key stakeholders in migration and education from around Europe and transfers knowledge and influences policy developments in order to help pupils from a migrant background achieve the same educational standards as their native peers.
NCP is a member of SIRIUS since January 2014. Our membership of the SIRIUS allows us to represent migrants at EU level and to effect change and better understand how to optimise learning outcomes for migrant people in education system in Ireland. As part of the collaboration we have organised several policy conferences and peer learning activities in Ireland.
See below some of the previous events:
Peer Learning Activity: 6 & 7 of June 2019 in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. The main focus of the Peer Learning Activity was to educate other EU countries about the positive results achieved by Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills through our policies, procedures, and through the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) programme. Fifteen network members attended the two-day event, including delegates from the ministries of Education in Sweden and Estonia as well as EU experts from Brussels, the Netherlands, Croatia, Iceland and Italy. We also had national stakeholder and speakers from Department of Education and Skills, TUSLA, CDETB Youth and Education Service for Refugees and representative from Department of Justice and Equality. Link for the pictures.
National Roundtable: 11th of June 2019 in the Teacher’s Club, Dublin.The topic of the Roundtable discussion was Linguistic Diversity in Irish Classrooms. Eighteen stakeholders from diverse backgrounds attended the National Roundtable, including school principals, policy makers from TUSLA, Department of Education and Skills, representatives from migrant grassroots organisations and migrant parents. An article about the roundtable was published on Trinity College Dublin website.