Reconnections January – December 2023

From the 1st of January 2023 until the 31st of December 2023, there were 155  persons reconnected with BARKA’s support: 97 men 34 women 24 youngsters Including 11 families COUNTRY OF ORIGIN   Total: 155 Romania 63 Poland 36 Latvia 16 Ukraine 8 Slovakia 5 Portugal 3 Hungary 4 UK 4 Italy 3 Czech Rep 2 Lithuania 2 Croatia […]

Reconnections January-September 2023

From the 1st of January until the 30th of September 2023, there were 120 persons reconnected: Romania 56 Poland 28 Latvia 8 Ukraine 5 Slovakia 5 Portugal 3 Italy 3 Hungary 3 Croatia 1 Dutch 1 Germany 1 Turkey 1 Iraq 1 Belgium 1 Czech Rep 1 Canada 1 Lithuania 1 Of which: 72 men 29 women 19 youngsters Including: 9 families […]

Report on the study visit to The Netherlands, 26th September – 1st October 2023

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Barka NL (Stichting Barka), a study visit involving the international Barka network, co-funded by the EU Erasmus Plus programme, took place with the following participants: Barka NL, Barka UK, Barka Ireland, the Barka For Mutual Aid Foundation in Poland and Barka Germany By Anna McKeever Tuesday, 26th September […]

Reconnections January – June 2023

From the 1st of January until the 30th of June 2023, there were 83 persons reconnected: Romania 42 Poland 17 Latvia 7 Ukraine 4 Slovakia 3 Portugal 3 Italy 2 Croatia 1 Hungary 1 Dutch 1 Germany 1 Turkey 1 Of which: 47 men 23 women 13 youngsters 7 families The Barka team also supported […]

Why is Ireland’s Polish community returning home?

‘Property prices here are much too high…The difference for what they’d get in Poland is mad’ Marta Starosta has lived in Ireland for almost 20 years now, having moved here as part of a large wave of Polish people who emigrated in search of better working opportunities in 2004, when Poland joined the EU. Ireland […]

Thank you note

Barka Ireland would like to thank Mary Flynn, Deputy Director at DRHE Housing and Community Services who is leaving Dublin City Council to enjoy her retirement, for her dedication and service to the citizens of Dublin Region, and for her support to civil society. Mary has been very passionate about ending homelessness and rough sleeping […]

BARKA IE meets The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

Our representative of Barka Ireland took part in the meeting with Jerzy Owsiak – the charismatic leader of Poland’s biggest non-governmental, non-profit, charity foundation, The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. This charity raises money for pediatric and elderly people’s care. The GOCC aims to improve health care in Poland by purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment for […]

Migrant homelessness: ‘With the difficult housing situation, they simply end up on the streets’

Housing charities report growing concerns over the number of migrants falling into homelessness   Living in precarious, often overcrowded housing, in sometimes informal arrangements, migrants more than most find themselves at the sharp end of the housing crisis. Now housing and migrant charities warn the shortage of affordable rental accommodation is increasingly seeing migrants fall […]

BARKA IE – Praca na stanowisku Asystenta Administracyjnego w Dublinie

Barka w Dublinie poszukuje pracownika do pomocy w sprawach biurowych i administracyjnych. Barka Irlandia poszukuje pracownika do pomocy administracyjnej związanej z prowadzeniem biura w ramach programu Powroty bezdomnych obywateli Polski i innych krajów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej. Od 2007 roku Barka prowadzi programy pomocowe  zagranicami Polski w Londynie, Dublinie, Hadze, Rotterdamie, Antwerpii i Rejkiawiku. Celem działań […]

Reconnections of vulnerable citizens of EU – Summary for the year 2022

During the year 2022, 113 people were reconnected via BARKA For Mutual Help IE to their home countries: 1) Romania – 61 2) Poland -26 3) Latvia – 6 4) Lithuania – 5 5) Slovakia – 4 6) Ukraina – 3 7) Czech Rep. – 3 8) Germany – 2 9) Hungarian – 1 10) Denmark […]

“Supporting Minorities in a Changing Irish Landscape” Conference – call for registration

BARKA for Mutual Help Ireland – 10 years on Monday, 5th December 2022 10.00 – 10.30 – Registration and refreshments 10.40 – Welcome Remarks and Introductions – Ewa Sadowska-Keogh, Chief Executive, BARKA Ireland 10.45 – Welcome Address by the selected Delegates 11.00 – BARKA Ireland – 10 years’ history: challenges and achievements – BARKA’s Reconnections […]

Reconnections of vulnerable citizens of EU – Summary for January-June 2022

From the 1st of January till the 30 of June 2022, 36 people were reconnected via BARKA For Mutual Help IE to their home countries: 29 men 3 women 4 children NATIONALITY Country of origin Number of reconnections Poland 13 Romania 13 Lithuania 4 Czech Rep 2 Slovakia 2 Italy 1 Latvia 1 Total 36

Monitoring ANNUAL report on the work of BARKA for Mutual Help with the Central and Eastern European citizens in Dublin 01/01 – 31/12/2021

This report presents data covering the year 2021, providing the insight into the impact of the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ period on homelessness. OUR MISSION The mission of Barka IE is to provide severely excluded Eastern European migrants with the opportunity for reconnection and social reintegration. We can support individuals within Barka Network projects in Poland, help […]

Reconnections of vulnerable citizens of EU – Summary for the year 2021

From the 1st of January till the 31 of December 2021, 131 persons were reconnected via BARKA For Mutual Help IE to their home countries: 56 men 43 children 32 women . Most of the people we supported with reconnection in 2021 were Romanian citizens (70%), Polish (13%), and Lithuanians (8%). The nationality breakdown of […]