Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement (MIRROR)
Project founded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Grant Agreement: 832921
Duration: 36 months
Start date: 1/06/2019
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This project, led by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (Germany), has as starting point the thesis that the perception of Europe has a high impact on expectations and decisions of citizens from outside Europe to migrate to EU member countries. Misperceptions and targeted misinformation campaigns can lead to security threats. Thus, the aim of MIRROR is to develop an integrated platform, a set of tools, as well as a systematic methodology for the comprehensive intermedia analysis of the perception of Europe by migrants, the detection of discrepancies between perception of and reality in Europe, and the creation of awareness for the impact of such misconceptions and resulting threats.
The project is carried out by a multidisciplinary Consortium of 13 organisations from 9 countries.
K&I is specially engaged in the project activities aimed at studying some societal issues related to migrations and the factors influencing the societal acceptance of the MIRROR solutions.
MIRROR project meeting in Malta
On November 20-21, 2019, the second Project meeting of the European project MIRROR (Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement) took place at the University of Malta. During the works, Luciano d’Andrea and Daniele Mezzana, of K&I, presented the first results of a study of the scientific literature on international migration, highlighting some critical aspects such as: the diversification of migration; the new migration patterns; the securitization narratives; the multi-source communication of migrants.
Kick-off meeting of the MIRROR project
On June 13-14, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the EU project MIRROR (Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement) took place at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität in Hannover, Germany.
Besides the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (project coordinator), the meeting was attended by the other members of the Consortium, i.e., Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport (Austria), Malta Police Force (Malta), Polismyndigheten Swedish Police Authority (Sweden), SAIL LABS Technology GMBH (Austria), Eurix Srl (Italy), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut (Sweden), Universität Wien (Austria), University of Malta (Malta), Knowledge & Innovation Srls (K&I Srls) (Italy), Fremde Werden Freunde (Austria), and Agenfor International Foundation (Italy).
During the meeting, Luciano d’Andrea and Daniele Mezzana presented the work to be carried out by K&I, related to the study of key societal issues related to migrations and the factors influencing the societal acceptance of the MIRROR solutions.