Training & Support

In order to support the next generation of returning Irish emigrants, we provide collaborative information sharing and training sessions to Emigrant Support Programme funded organisations around the world.

We can facilitate these in person or remotely by webinar with front-line workers or directly with groups of prospective returnees. Our hope is that by working together we can support current Irish emigrants to make an informed decision about their proposed return to Ireland from abroad.

Training calendar 2019

Keep an eye on this page for future training opportunities and register here for regular updates. You can also email sarahowen@crosscare.ie if you have any training needs you would like to discuss.

Watch our new webinar series

In partnership with the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers, we recently developed and delivered a series of webinars to Irish emigrant organisations and Consular missions across North America on the subject of returning to Ireland.

  1. Irish immigration requirements for non-Irish family members (Oct 2018)
  2. Social welfare options for returning Irish emigrants (Nov 2018)
  3. Supporting people returning to Ireland in crisis (Dec 2018)

Details of our previous training sessions

2018

  • Australia: Information events in Melbourne, Brisbane, Syndey and Perth for returning Irish emigrants delivered in partnership with the Irish Support Agency NSW, IASAQ, Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau, and the Claddagh Association
  • Ireland: Various information sessions on access to emergency supports for returning Irish emigrants, delivered to Enable Ireland staff and Dublin-based medical social workers

2017

  • Australia: Information events in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth for returning Irish emigrants in collaboration with the Irish Support Agency NSW, the Consulate of Ireland in Sydney, the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, IASAQ, and the Claddagh Association
  • New Zealand: Information events in Auckland and Christchurch for returning Irish emigrants in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland (Auckland), Auckland Irish Society, and Christchurch Irish Society
  • Ireland: Various information sessions on immigration and return migration to Ireland, delivered to Dublin-based medical social workers
  • UK: London based training for member organisations of the Irish in Britain on the practicalities of returning to Ireland, delivered in partnership with Safe Home Ireland in collaboration of the Irish in Britain and the London Irish Centre
  • USA: Webinar on the Habitual Residence Condition for members the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers

2016

  • Canada: Returning to Ireland focused information event in Edmonton in collaboration with the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, the Honorary Consul of Ireland (Edmonton) and Edmonton Irish Club
  • Australia: Returning to Ireland focused information events in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth in collaboration with the Irish Support Agency NSW, the Consulate of Ireland in Sydney, the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, IASAQ, and the Claddagh Association