VUB-BIRMM researchers present their investigation on the impact of EU-funded information campaigns on potential migrants’ decisions in The Gambia
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 Vrije Universiteit Brussel‘s Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Migration and Minorities (VUB-BIRMM) have explored this question for the case of The Gambia as part of BRIDGES Work Package 6 research activities.
Ilke Adam, Omar N. Cham and Florian Trauner will present their Working Paper on the role of narratives in migratory decision-making in the case of the Gambia in a public event to be held on Wednesday, May 10, at VUB’s headquarters in Brussels. During the event, which will count on the participation of Gambian stakeholders in the migration field, they will reflect on how the messages promoted by EU-funded information campaigns interact with and relate to locally held narratives on migration.
This event can be followed either in person or online.