H2020 project BRIDGES starts work package analysing how EU-funded information campaigns impact potential migrants’ decisions

In July 2021, the BRIDGES project kicked off its research and dissemination activities with first video release and publication. Bridges is a Horizon 2020 project that analyses the processes of migration narratives’ production and impact in a context of increasing polarisation and politicisation around migration issues in Europe. The Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) and VUB’s Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) are partners in the BRIDGES project, in charge of a work package that analyses how EU-funded information campaigns impact on potential migrants’ decisions, focusing on two African states as case studies. This work package of BIRMM-VUB has now started. Our PhD researcher Omar N. Cham has joined Prof. Florian Trauner and Prof. Ilke Adam as part of the BIRMM-VUB team. BIRMM-VUB will be assessing the influence of different types of narratives on the attitudes and decisions of (potential) migrants in The Gambia and Sudan, two key African countries of origin and transit. 

You can find more information about the project on its dedicated website, where you can also subscribe to the project newsletter. You can also follow the research on Twitter (@BIRMM_VUB@BRIDGES_Migration).