Practitioner from national government

  • New Zealand Office of Ethnic Affairs


    National Government, Department of Internal Affairs


    Name of Practitioner:

    New Zealand Office of Ethnic Affairs


    Website:

    http://www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz/home


    Contact Information:

    46 Waring Taylor Street, The Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand
    Telephone: 64 4 494 0546, Fax: 64 4 495 7231
    Email: ethnic.affairs@dia.govt.nz


    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

    The Office of Ethnic Affairs advises Government on issues to do with ethnic New Zealanders and provides advice to ethnic communities. Its focus is on those who identify as African, Asian, Continental European, Latin American or Middle Eastern. Its purpose is to contribute to a strong, self-directed ethnic sector, and to promote the advantages of ethnic diversity for New Zealand.
    The Office:

    • provides advice to government
    • works with ethnic communities and service providers to promote community development, better services to ethnic communities and better access to information
    • manages Language Line telephone interpreting service, enabling non-English speakers equal access to services
    • promotes understanding of ethnic issues in the wider community and encourages discussion
    • promotes and supports the development of intercultural competence.

    Working closely with the Local Government and Community Branch, Identity Services and the Translation Service of The Department of Internal Affairs, the Office of Ethnic Affairs has offices in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch.

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  • Swiss Federal Office for Migration


    National Government, Federal Department of Justice and Police

    Name of Practitioner:

    Federal Office for Migration

    Website:

    www.bfm.admin.ch

    Contact Information:

    Quellenweg 6
    CH 3003 Bern Wabern
    nationwide, Switzerland
    Phone: +413259117
    Email: felix.huerlimann@bfm.admin.ch

    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

    Steering and coordinating the Swiss integration policy
    The Federal Office for Migration regulates the conditions under which people can enter Switzerland in order to live and work here. It also decides who will receive protection from persecution. Moreover, the Office for Migration co-ordinates Federal government, cantonal and communal efforts in behalf of integration and is the organ responsible for naturalization matters. In addition, the Office advises Swiss citizens planning to emigrate.

    Resources and Publications available:

    in German, French and Italian

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  • Polish educational system for migrants


    National Government: Ministry of National Education, Poland

    Civil society organization

    Name of Practitioner:

    Education for Democracy Foundation

    Website:

    Education for Democracy Foundation FED
    Poland Ministry of National Education

    Contact Information:

    Krzysztof Stanowski
    Ulanow 29/14
    20-554 Lublin
    Lublin, Poland
    Phone: +48603375603
    Email: krzysztof.stanowski@gmail.com
    Education for Democracy Foundation
    ul. Nowolipie 9/11
    00-150 Warszawa
    Poland
    fax: +48 (22) 635 40 06

    Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise:

    As the Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Education, Krzysztof Stanowski has the responsibility to open Polish educational system for migrants, national minorities as well as providing educational support to Polish migrants abroad. Krzysztof Stanowski is also the leader of the Education for Democracy in Warsaw and vice-chair of the steering committee of the World Movement for Democracy. These organizations have implemented dozens of projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia empowering national minorities and displaced persons.

    Resources and Publications available:

    • Teaching Democracy in Post Communist Countries, Journal of Democracy, July 1998
    • Babel Tower, w: The Power of Language. An activity guide for facilitators
    • Andrzej Janowski, Krzysztof Stanowski, Education for Democracy Foundation, in Tolerance Matters. International Educational Approaches, Bartelsmann Foundation Publisher, Gutersloh 2003
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  • National Contact Points on Integration / European Commission


    National Government

    NAME OF PRACTITIONER

    National Contact Points on Integration / European Commission

    WEBSITE: http://ec.europa.eu/ewsi/UDRW/images/items/docl_1214_371021031.pdf

    Europe

    PRACTITIONER’S AIM, PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES OR FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

    The network of National Contact Points on Integration is a forum for the exchange of information and good practice at EU level with the purpose of finding successful solutions for integration of immigrants in all Member States and to ensure policy co-ordination and coherence at national level and with EU initiatives.

    RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE

    Handbook on Integration for policy-makers and practitioners

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