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 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.
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