Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement (MIRROR)

Project funded 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.

News

The second issue of the MIRROR newsletter
The second issue (March 2021) of the newsletter of the MIRROR project (Migration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement) is available. The PDF of the second issue can be downloaded here.

MIRROR Project meeting, December 2020
The last Virtual project meeting of MIRROR for the year 2020 took place on 14 and 15 December 2020. During the works, the K&I team focused mainly on the activities and the first documents of the Task force on societal acceptance of MIRROR solutions, created at internal project, in view of the consultation activity that will be carried out in 2021, with stakeholders and experts.
MIRROR Project meeting, June 2020
A MIRROR Virtual Project Meeting took place on 25-26 June 2020, aimed at verifying the ongoing activities and preparing for upcoming official meetings. During the works, the K&I team presented the state of the art of the activities carried out, with particular regard to a literature review on the theme of societal acceptance in general terms, and an identification of possible scenarios relating in particular to the MIRROR project.
Creation of a MIRROR Task force on “societal acceptance”
A Virtual Meeting of the MIRROR project took place on 26 March 2020, aimed at providing a state of the art of the activities and preparing the next deadlines. During the works, Luciano d’Andrea and Daniele Mezzana, of K&I, presented the activities carried out and in progress, related to the factors influencing the social acceptance of the project’ proposed solutions, and the societal issues of migration. In particular, to manage the emerging issues related to the social acceptance of MIRROR technologies, a Task Force has been created, involving representatives of several project work packages.
The MIRROR newsletter
See the MIRROR Newsletter in pdf or online on Linkedin
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.