Several BRIDGES experts join the 20th Annual Conference of IMISCOE in Warsaw with the panel “Migration narratives in a world of inequalities”
Several BRIDGES partners took part in the Annual Conference of IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network), the largest interdisciplinary network of scholars in the field of migration. IMISCOE’s 20th Annual Conference took place in Warsaw in July 2023, in which BRIDGES participated with a panel entitled “Migration narratives in a world of inequalities”.
The panel presented a gallery of case studies on how different types of migration narratives that are generated by different actors in different domains (i.e. media, societal, institutional and psychological) contribute to shape structures of inequality that are associated with migration phenomena.
The BRIDGES panel, chaired by the BRIDGES Co-coordinators Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas (CIDOB) and Ferruccio Pastore (FIERI), presented some of the preliminary results of the research carried out under BRIDGES Work Package 3, on the production of migration narratives in the media arena; Work Package 4, on the promotion of innovative strategies against exclusionary narratives by civil society organisations; Work Package 5, on the impact of narratives on individuals’ attitudes in Europe, and Work Package 6, on the impact of narratives promoted by the EU in the decisions of potential migrants in countries of origin and transit.
More specifically, Gerő Márton and Endre Sik (CSS), Marie Moncada (Sciences Po Paris) and Marcello Maneri (FIERI) presented and discussed their respective papers on migration narratives in the media and social media, with their focus on Hungary, France, and on the comparative scale.
On the other hand, Berta Güell (CIDOB), Andrea Pogliano (FIERI) and Bastian Vollmer (CUAS) shared their work on non-hegemonic narratives from civil society actors, focusing on the cases of Spain, Italy and Germany, as well as from a comparative perspective.
For his part, Jan-Paul Brekke (ISF) focused on the dominant narratives of Afghan refugees and migrants in transit in Turkey, and Florian Trauner shared his work on the impact of EU-funded information campaigns on migration narratives in West Africa.
Finally, José J. Pizarro Carrasco (UPF) presented the results of the research on testimonial narratives about migration and its impact on reducing prejudice by sharing the results of an experiment of social psychology.