BRIDGES Final Conference – Discussing migration narratives’ policy and societal implications

After three years studying the production and impact of migration narratives, the BRIDGES project will hold its Final Conference in Brussels and online, bringing together academia, policy-makers and civil society to present the main findings and outputs of the project.

ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA
1 febrero 2024 - 09:00h
LOCALIZACIÓN: Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussels, and online through the BRIDGES Youtube channel
ORGANIZADO POR: BRIDGES

COLABORADORES (1):

Objetivo

After three years studying the production and impact of migration narratives, the BRIDGES project will hold its Final Conference on 1 February 2024 in Brussels and online. The whole-day event will be an opportunity to discuss the main findings and outputs of the project, to exchange with other projects and actors working on the same topic, and to bridge the gap between research and policy-making by opening a discussion between BRIDGES researchers and members of the European Parliament.

The project ‘BRIDGES: Assessing the production and impact of Migration narratives’ aimed to understand the causes and consequences of migration narratives in a context of increasing politicisation and polarisation by focusing on six European countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The project was implemented by a Consortium of 12 partners, including universities, think tanks and research centres, cultural associations, and civil society organisations.

>> Registration Link for onsite participation. Register before 30 January 2024

>> The event will take place in person at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Brussels, and will be streamed live through the BRIDGES Youtube channel.

 

This activity has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101004564.

This activity reflects the views of the author. The European Commission and the European Research Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Archivos

BRIDGES Final Conference – Discussing migration narratives’ policy and societal implications ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA

09:00h Welcome remarks

Blanca Garcés, BRIDGES Coordinator, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Ferruccio Pastore, BRIDGES Co-coordinator, International and European Forum for Migration Research (FIERI)

09:15h Discussing BRIDGES research results (I)

The importance of explaining narrative success

Blanca Garcés, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Ferruccio Pastore, International and European Forum for Migration Research (FIERI)

The production of migration narratives in the (social) media

Marcello Maneri, International and European Forum for Migration Research (FIERI)

Alternative migration narratives from the civil society

Bastian Vollmer, Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz (CUAS Mainz)

Discussants:

Andrew Geddes, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute

Hélène Thiollet, CNRS Researcher at the Center for International Studies, Sciences Po

Guido Tintori, Economic Affairs Officer, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Moderated by: Berta Güell, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

10:45h Coffee break

11:15h Discussing BRIDGES research results (II)

The impact of migration narratives on individuals’ attitudes

José Pizarro, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

The impact of migration narratives on potential migrants

Florian Trauner, Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

The impact of migration narratives in national policy-making

Saskia Smellie, University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)

The impact of migration narratives in EU policy-making

Giulia Daga, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Discussants:

Andrew Geddes, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute

Hélène Thiollet, CNRS Researcher at the Center for International Studies, Sciences Po

Guido Tintori, Economic Affairs Officer, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Moderated by: Jan-Paul Brekke, Institute for Social Research (ISF)

13:00h Lunch break

14:00h Connecting EU-funded research: a dialogue with sister projects

ITHACA, Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency

Matteo Al Kalak, Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

OPPORTUNITIES for a fair narrative on migration

Roy Sommer, University of Wuppertal

Moderated by: Ferruccio Pastore, International and European Forum for Migration Research (FIERI)

14:45h Break

15:00h Bridging research and policymaking: “Migration and the European elections: how to go beyond polarising campaigns?”

Panellists:

Tineke Strik, Member of the European Parliament

Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Member of the European Parliament

Blanca Garcés, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Virginie Guiraudon, Sciences Po

Francesco Vigneri, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Moderated by: Florian Trauner, Interdisciplinary Centre of Expertise on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

17:00h Coffee break

17:15h Co-producing alternative migration narratives

Presented by: Berta Güell, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

In conversation with:

Giulia Tornari, ZONA

Lucila Rodríguez, porCausa

Raquel Delgado, Contorno Urbano / Hip Hop Works

18:30h Opening of BRIDGES photo exhibition ‘Out of Frame: Rethinking the visual narratives of migrations in Europe’