Impact of Public Attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region – First Chapter Europe

Studies

Published June 2021

EU

Extract

The report forms part of the Phase III Euromed Migration Communications Study. This chapter considers how and why these dramatic changes in the importance of the issue, or salience of immigration, occurred in European politics. It combines findings from various scientific sources to produce a theoretical framework that explains how salience affects electoral outcomes, both in terms of turnout and results, and ultimately public policy via emotional activation, exposure to information and evaluation of politicians.

How to Perform Impact Assessments: Key Steps for Assessing Communication Interventions

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Published August 2020

Extract

The demand for assessing the impact of communication campaigns across all sectors is increasing. In the field of migration, this demand is particularly acute because of, amongst other things, the potential of such campaigns to have real-world consequences for millions of people. This report brings together disparate terminology, findings and recommendations from the private and public sectors and academia to synthesise a set of five general steps for practitioners when performing IAs.

What policy communication works for migration? Using values to depolarise - Third Chapter

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Published July 2020

Malta

Extract

The study provides a summary of key recommendations from existing best-practice guides for migration communication and policymakers. The aim of the study is to understand what values-based policy communication is and how they can communicate policies that are concordant with the values of their audiences in order to elicit sympathy.

Impact of Public Attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region – Second Chapter

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Published November 2019

Extract

This chapter overviews public attitudes to migration in Southern Partner Countries (SPCs) and considers their effects on migration politics and policies in the region over the past 20 to 30 years. The objective of this chapter is to answer the following question: What are the political effects of public attitudes to migration in the southern and eastern Mediterranean?

Public attitudes on migration: rethinking how people perceive migration

Studies

Published April 2019

Extract

This study aims to offer a better understanding of public attitudes to migration in 17 selected countries on both sides of the Mediterranean and to provide recommendations on how to communicate on migration in a non-polarising manner.  It attempts to explain why attitudes to migration are what they are — with an emphasis on the role of media.

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