Understanding the Impact of Narratives and Perceptions of Europe on  Migration and Providing Practices, Tools and Guides for Practitioners 

The PERCEPTIONS project aims to identify and understand the different narratives, images and perceptions of the EU, especially outside of Europe, and their influence on migration and individual decisions to migrate to the EU. Furthermore, it is part of the project’s goals to understand the way these various narratives, images and perceptions of the EU are distributed via different channels, including social media and traditional media, how they change across the information cascade.

Its objectives are to identify narratives, images and perceptions of Europe abroad, to investigate how different narratives could lead to problems, false expectations, security threats or even radicalisation in what way; and to create toolkits of creative and innovative measures to react or even counteract on them, considering social, societal and structural aspects.

You can find out more about PERCEPTIONS’ policy recommendations here.