What are the main factors influencing migratory decision-making? What role do narratives play in potential migrants’ decisions? Are EU-funded information campaigns aiming to dissuade them from coming to Europe effective? This infographic offers a visual synthesis of the main conclusions of the BRIDGES Working Paper on The role of narratives in the onward migration of Afghan migrants and refugees residing in Turkey, which analyses how Afghans’ narrative on migration relates to and contrasts with the main messages promoted by the EU, based on qualitative interviews with 46 Afghan refugees and migrants from all social strata.
This study is authored by Jan-Paul Brekke and Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, from the Institute for Social Research of Oslo (ISF) as part of BRIDGES Work Package 6 research activities on the impact of narratives in potential migrants’ decisions in countries of origin and transit.