This Toolkit aims to be useful for those stakeholders working to change dominant narratives on migration. To this end, it summarises the types of audiences to which migration narratives are addressed to, and the main rules and considerations to take into account to effectively build new, alternative narratives on migration.
The H2020 BRIDGES project aims to understand the causes and consequences of migration narratives in a context of increasing politicisation and polarisation with a three-fold objective:
Analysing the processes of narrative production and impact, and how they influence each other. BRIDGES studies why some migration narratives become dominant over others and what impact they have on individuals’ decisions and attitudes, as well as on policymakers.
Fostering evidence-based policies. BRIDGES develops a typology of government strategies to respond to populist narratives and provides policy recommendations on how to redress a tendency towards increasingly symbolic policies in the field of migration at the EU and national levels.
Creating spaces for dialogue between actors involved in narrative production. BRIDGES fosters the exchange of good practices among cultural entities, civil society organisations and migrant communities on how to build alternative narratives on migration.