This Working Paper compares the role of narratives in the decisions of potential migrants in the Gambia as well as Afghan transit migrants and refugees in Turkey, analysing how the messages promoted by EU-funded information campaigns compete with locally dominant narratives on migration.
The role of narratives in migratory decision-making: the case of Afghans in Turkey
This Working Paper explores how personal experiences of Afghan migrants and refugees residing in Turkey, as well as their access to networked information sources, create their dominant narrative on onward migration, building on 46 qualitative interviews interviews with Afghans in Istanbul.
The role of narratives in migratory decision-making: the case of the Gambia
This Working Paper investigates how locally dominant and EU-promoted narratives on migration interact and influence the decisions of potential migrants in the Gambia, building on focus groups and in-depth interviews with 60 Gambian youngsters who think about migrating abroad.
Migration narratives in media and social media: the case of France
This Working Paper analyses the main narratives on migration developed in traditional and social media around three different case studies in France: the terrorist attack on the Nice basilica in 2020; the irregular crossings from Calais to the UK through the Channel Tunnel in 2015; and the burkini controversy in 2016.
Migration narratives in media and social media: the case of Spain
This Working Paper analyses the main narratives on migration developed in traditional and social media around three events in Spain: the Ceuta migration crisis in May 2021; the publication of a poster on unaccompanied minors by the extreme-right party VOX; and the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.
A comparative analysis of migration narratives in traditional and social media
This Working Paper compares the production of narratives on migration in the media arena in six different European countries – France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the UK –, focusing on the ingredients, actors, circumstances, strategies, and infrastructure of narrative success.
Migration narratives in media and social media: the case of the UK
This Working Paper analyses the emergence and dissemination of narratives on migration in the British media and social media, focusing on the coverage of three different events: the Calais ‘migrant crisis’ in the summer of 2015; the ‘Windrush scandal’ in 2018; and the jihadist suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in 2017.
Migration narratives in media and social media: the case of Italy
This Working Paper analyses the main narratives on migration developed in traditional and social media around three events in Italy: the Sea Watch 3 landing to Lampedusa in 2019; the debate on ius soli and the reform of the citizenship law in 2017; and the attempted supremacist massacre in Macerata in 2018.
Migration narratives in media and social media: the case of Hungary
This Working Paper analyses the main narratives on migration developed in Hungarian media around two events: a camerawoman who tripped over refugees as they were running away from the police; and a national consultation on immigration and terrorism promoted by the government.
Migration narrative success
This Working Paper proposes the concept of Migration Narrative Success as a cross-disciplinary tool to facilitate dialogue not only among researchers, but also between researchers and practitioners. Based on existing literature, the authors argue that narratives’ influential capacity depends on their content and framing, as well as the context in which they develop and circulate.
EU-funded information campaigns targeting potential migrants
Though a systematic review of the literature on information campaigns targeting migrants, this Working Paper shows the different forms of information campaigns that exist, their set-up and frameworks, the actors involved, and the different types of narratives they propose.
The emergence, uses and impacts of narratives on migration
This Working Paper provides an overview of social science literature on narratives, with a particular focus on narratives on migration (MiNa), tracing the emergence of the concept in a range of social sciences, including sociology, political science, psychology and media studies.