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.