How can civil society challenge hegemonic and exclusionary migration narratives? BRIDGES researchers explored the initiatives and strategies of different civil society organisations in Italy, Germany and Spain and the factors leading to the success of the narratives they promoted.
With that purpose, a complete mapping of 44 initiatives within the three countries was conducted, followed by an in-depth case studies of six chosen initiatives that stood out for their innovative strategies. The chosen initiatives were Io Accolgo and Dalla Parte Giusta della Storia in Italy, Seebrücke and netzwerk medien.vielfalt! in Germany, and Regularización Ya and Stop Mare Mortum in Spain.
This series of videos involves three interviews with some of the researchers who worked on these cases, including: Markus Rheindorf, Research Fellow at Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz (CUAS Mainz); Annalisa Frisina, Research Affiliate at the Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione (FIERI); and Berta Güell, Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). The researchers expose the initiatives that were analysed, the narrative and socio-political context in which such initiatives operate, and the factors identified for the success of non-hegemonic narratives.
The results are collected in the BRIDGES Working Paper on innovative strategies against exclusionary discourses, and in the reports dedicated to each of the country case studies: Italy, Germany and Spain.