North West Migrants Forum

North West Migrants Forum Assessment of NEEDS of BME Communities and Attitudes of established communities in the North West!

North West Migrants Forum supported by The office of the First minister and deputy First minister, (Minority Ethnic Development Fund) is carrying out  a qualitative and quantitative research to assess the needs of the black and ethnic minorities living in the North West region of Northern Ireland, the survey will also assess the attitudes of  established communities living in the North West region of Northern Ireland.

The North West region of Northern Ireland strength from its cultural diversity. The contributions of racial and ethnic minorities have suffused all areas of contemporary life. Diversity has made our city a more vibrant and open society, ablaze in ideas, perspectives, and innovations. But the full potential of our diverse, multicultural society cannot be realized until all communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, gain access to quality services that meets their needs.Obtaining feedback from ethnic minorities is vital to the process of lobbing the government and service providers to ensure that minority ethnic communities living in the North West region of Northern Ireland access equal opportunities and services that they rightfully deserve.

We also would  like to know what you think as a local Irish or British citizen living in the Northwest about migrants and immigration as a whole.  Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. We would appreciate you taking the time to  attend our Focused Group discussions(FGDs) which are scheduled to take place as follows:


FGD Date Time/Venue
Migrants Male FGD 7th November 2014 6.30pm-1.30pm Venue (TBC)
Migrant women FGD 8th November 2014 12.00pm-4pm venue(TBC)
Established communities FGD ( Irish/British 14th November 2014 11.00am-2.00pm venue (TBC)
Young people from established communities 21st November 2014 6pm-9pm venue (TBC)
Young Migrants FGD 28th November 2014 12.00pm-4.00pm Venue (TBC)

Refreshments will be served. Individual questionnaires will also be circulated in due course,We would appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey questions, if you have any questions or require more information please feel free to contact us on the contact details bellow. please use the attached registration form to register for the FGD of your choice.