Migration and Integration
Denise has extensive experience working to advance migrant rights and with the area of integration. Denise works with organisations to advocate for reform of the Irish Immigration system for a more efficient and fair system.
Denise was the CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, one of the leading NGOs working to secure improved rights and protections for migrants and their families. She stayed as an advisor to the Board for a number of years and continues to work with the organisation. She has overseen national and EU projects in areas such as integration, citizenship, political participation, family reunification and anti-racism.
At EU level, she was the national focal point for the EU’s European Web Site on Integration. The promotion of cultural, social, economic and political integration is a key area of her work. She has overseen projects to break down barriers to integration within the school’s system, with Muslim and other specific communities, and with migrant women.
Denise works as an independent expert in the area of migration. She is presently working with a range of civil society organisation to develop a response to the humanitarian crisis in Europe.
Presently she is working with the Refugee Rights Data Project which aims to fill information gaps in relation to refugees and displaced people in Europe by conducting independent field research.
She is working with Refugee Rights Data Project to she is working with organisation to support their capacity in progressing migrant rights