The EU has invested increasing amounts of money and energy to discourage potential migrants from coming to Europe. Yet, what are the effects of EU-funded information campaigns on the individuals targeted by them? Researchers from the VUB’s Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) have explored this question for the case of the Gambia, a country in West Africa. The report was part of a larger project called “BRIDGES” exploring migration narratives in and outside Europe. The report shows as to how the messages promoted by EU-funded information campaigns interact with and relate to locally held migration narratives. The results are then discussed with Gambian stakeholders in the migration field.
Presentation of the study results: Ilke Adam, Omar N. Cham and Florian Trauner of the Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Migration and Minorities (BIRMM).
Discussants: Mrs. Ndey Haddy Jeng- Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia in Brussels, and Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, Senior Lecturer of Political Science (University of the Gambia) & Member of BRIDGES Advisory Board.
Location: Pleinlaan 5, Floor -1, IES Rome Conference Room
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