On 10-11 November 2020, the third Euro-Mediterranean Communicator’s Workshop was held in the framework of the DG NEAR flagship initiative EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4). The event was organized in collaboration with the Club of Venice and follows the success of the previous editions held in Tunis in 2018 and Athens in 2019. This year, the event took place in an online format.
The event aimed at responding to the most current challenges to the implementation of balanced migration narratives, identifying the elements that determine effective communication on migration and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on migration narrative.
Participants expressed widespread consensus on the fact that the current health crisis has further exacerbated the polarization of the public debate on migration but also shed light on the positive contribution migrants make in the current crisis, thus opening new perspectives to change the current narrative.
The workshop provided practical recommendations from prominent experts in the field that will help practitioners be better aware and prepared for such upcoming strenuous tests.
The Euromed Migration project, implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, aims to support EU Member States and the Southern Partner Countries in establishing a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with a particular focus on reinforcing instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies.