Fingal County Council has today unveiled a new campaign around efforts to build a more socially integrated community that not only accepts and respects everyone’s differences but celebrates the important contributions that residents make locally.
The “We Are Fingal" campaign will highlight the work the Council have been doing to help support its citizens and demonstrate the commitment it has to ensure it meets the needs of the hugely diverse population that can be found across the county.
The campaign will run across social media channels as well as roadside billboards, digital displays in shopping centres, Tesco stores and in bus shelters in the Fingal region.
The Council is using the campaign to draw attention to its diverse and dynamic workforce, who bring different skills, talent and lived experiences to the work it does. It believes that having such a diverse team in place not only helps add richness to the workplace but helps the council to better understand those it represents. It will also encourage citizens to participate in local life and help influence the decisions that affect their everyday lives.
Irish society has seen rapid immigration and changes over the last two decades, changes that have incorporated a much higher level of cultural and ethnic diversity. The impact of the increase of people from migrant backgrounds has brought many benefits into Fingal, including new businesses, cultural richness and new languages skills.
While diversity brings plenty of opportunities, it can also present challenges. To that end, the Council continues to work alongside the community to ensure all the necessary resources are available to enhance the quality of life for all residents as Fingal continues to grow.
November will also see the third Fingal Inclusion Week take place (15-21 November). Local groups and organisations will help host over 50 free events across the county. To find out what events are being held visit: https://fingalppn.ie/fingalinclusionweek/