We? udzia? w badaniach dot. biznesów imigrantów

Forum Polonia chce zwróci? Pa?stwa uwag? na badania dot. przedsi?biorczo?ci mniejszo?ci etnicznych w Dublinie. Zach?camy wszystkich do kontaktu z Jackiem i uczestnictwa w badaniach, informacja poni?ej.

As a Fulbright Scholar in Dublin City Council I invite you, your colleagues and your network of associate to participate in my research on ethnic entrepreneurship supported by DCC.

About research:
The objectives of Dublin City Council in supporting my work here is to facilitate opportunities for new enterprise creation among the immigrant communities in Dublin City. The input resulting from these focus groups will help me to recommend proposals for public policy to achieve the objectives of immigrants establishing new enterprises in Dublin.

Focus groups:
The research involves focus groups that will meet to define issues, challenges, and opportunities for immigrants in becoming entrepreneurs. I am hopeful that we can organize several focus groups of 8-10 participants each that would meet for 2 – 4 hours one day or evening in early December of January.

I am trying to schedule a focus group for next week in the Civic Offices on Wood Quay in Block 4, Floor 3 with details to follow. It would probably be in one of the conference rooms at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 16th.

Another meeting with the Chinese community will take place this Wednesday, December 10th in the afternoon at the Sun Emerald offices at 45 Capel Street.

A meeting focusing on Eastern European immigrants is being arranged for the morning of Thursday January 8th, time and place to be arranged.

Finally, another group on the outskirts of the city is contemplated for Tuesday, January 6th in Tallaght, time and place to be arranged.

If you have a meeting place that you can make available, I would appreciate this information.

If one or more of these dates work for you, please let me know and I will be sure to follow-up with further details when I know for sure that a group will come together on a certain day.

If anyone is interested in participating
, they should forward a brief email to Jack.Pinkowski@dublincity.ie with FOCUS GROUPS in the subject line. I will return via email a brief questionnaire to collect contact details and preferences regarding times and places, possible formats, and suggestions for topics of discussion. If you can refer volunteers to offer translation services for these meetings that would be most welcome.


Poets from Other Countries

As the editors of an anthology of immigrant poetry in Ireland we are asking poets from other countries who live here and who write in English to send us poems for possible inclusion in the anthology. The term „immigrant” includes people who were born outside Ireland and came to live here (first generation), and those who were born here but have parents, or one parent born elsewhere (second generation).

This anthology is intended to reflect the increasing diversity of cultural life in Ireland and to give first and second generation immigrants an opportunity to showcase their distinctive contribution to contemporary Irish literature, as well as to celebrate their difference at the same time.

We aim to have the anthology completed for publication by summer of next year and ask contributors to have their submissions sent in by the end of February 2009. All submissions of two copies of maximum 12-15 poems should be typed and be supplied with the poet’s name, address, and email address printed at the bottom of each page. Also, please, enclose a short covering letter (max. 500 words) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for editors’ replies and the return of manuscripts.

Please submit two copies each of your poems and letter before the 30th of February to

Borbála Faragó and Eva Bourke
School of English, Drama and Film
University College Dublin
Dublin 4