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Communications practices are often country-specific, especially when it comes to topics like migrant integration. Yet sharing experiences helps us gain insights to apply to our own work. Contact us at netcom@oecd.org to contribute.

#StandUp4Migrants

Launched in December 2020 by the UN Human Rights Office, #StandUp4Migrants is a campaign and online toolbox that uses and encourages storytelling to foster a positive change of narratives on migration.

Source: https://www.standup4humanrights.org/migration/en/

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Key workers

This website, created by the Overseas Development Institute, highlights migrants' contribution to the Covid-19 response by showcasing examples of relevant reforms, new initiatives and campaigns.

Source: https://www.odi.org/migrant-key-workers-covid-19/

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Réfugiés.info

Réfugiés.info is a collaborative and multilingual online platform, designed by the French Diair. Its source code is publicly available and allows an open network to help identify needs and propose new solutions for refugee integration.

Source: https://www.refugies.info/homepage

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Essentials Campaign

Launched in November 2020 by the government of the Spanish Navarre region, the "Essentials" campaign seeks to highlight migrants' contributions to the local Covid-19 response.

Source: https://www.navarra.es/es/inicio

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Prague's Anti-Prejudice Campaign

In February 2021, the Integration Centre of the City of Prague launched a new campaign seeking to tackle prejudices and misinformation concerning foreigners living in Czech Republic.

Source: https://www.atlaspredsudku.cz/

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It Takes a Community

It Takes a Community is a campaign initiated by the GFMD Ad Hoc Working Group on Public Narratives on Migration, a multi-stakeholder initiative to promote a balanced and evidence-based public narrative on migration.

Source: https://ittakesacommunity.org/

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The People Make the City

The campaign "The People Make the City", a project of the City of Mechelen, Belgium, uses storytelling to showcase new ways in which all inhabitants of a municipality regardless of their citizenship can participate in local community life and policy-making.

Source: https://makers.mechelen.be/

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InfoMigrants

InfoMigrants is a multilingual news website for migrants that aims to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: In their country of origin, along the journey, and in the places where they hope to start a new life.

Source: https://www.infomigrants.net/fr/

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Integreat App

The online application Integreat works with local integration experts in Germany to provide newly arrived migrants with all necessary information they need to integrate in their new environment.

Source: https://integreat-app.de/en/

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i am a migrant

A UN TOGETHER initiative, which promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone who has left home in search of a better life.

Source: http://iamamigrant.org/

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Specially Unknown

Specially Unknown is about collecting stories of refugees on their journey to and life in Europe, and exploring what they can add to cultural life, heritage and society in the European cities.

https://speciallyunknown.eu

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E-Media Toolkit on Migration Reporting

The collaborative e-Media Toolkit, an initiative of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, provides first-hand assistance to media professionals with learning resources, training courses, and opportunities to exchange.

Source: http://e-learning.fra.europa.eu/

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Impossible Choices

On the interactive website of the UN campaign Impossible Choices, users have the opportunity to learn more about the difficult decisions that refugees face throughout their journeys and can decide for themselves which choices they would make in specific situations.

Source: https://impossiblechoices.org/en/index.html

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Reframe the debate!

This project aims to empower campaigners to more effectively engage and rebalance the public debate around migration in Germany.

Source: International Centre for Policy Advocacy, Germany

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JUMA Map

The JUMA Map is an interactive and multilingual online mapping service that helps refugees and asylum seekers in Italy to easily find public services available to them locally. JUMA Map is a joint project by the Italian NGO ACRI and UNHCR.

Source: https://www.jumamap.it/

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#ImmigrationMatters

The #ImmigrationMatters campaign unites facts and personal stories to encourage conversation about the benefits of immigration for Canadian communities and to dispel myths about immigration.

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/immigration-matters.html

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#SpreadNoHate

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)’s #SpreadNoHate initiative aims at preventing and countering hate speech and the negative portrayal of migrants and refugees in traditional and new media.

https://www.unaoc.org/what-we-do/projects/hate-speech/

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Anti-Rumors Strategy

The Antirumors Strategy (ARS) began in 2010, as part of the City of Barcelona’s Intercultural Plan. The plan had been developed through a public consultation process that asked people about what they felt hindered positive intercultural interactions.

Source: https://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/anti-rumours

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Sweden and Migration

Sweden and Migration is an interactive online tool that educates users on the history of migration to weden, putting current migratory flows to to the country into perspective.

Source: https://sweden.se/

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Global Migration Film Festival

The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF), an IOM initiative, features films and documentaries showing the diverse reality of migration as well as the contributions that migrants make to their new communities.

Source: https://www.iom.int/global-migration-film-festival

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Nya Kompisbyrån

Nya Kompisbyrån is a civil society project that aims to increase community in society between new and established Swedes by matching newly arrived migrants with locals in their communities. Since 2014, it has matched more than 40.000 participants with each other.

Source: https://www.nyakompisbyran.se/

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TandEM

The project TandEM – Towards Empowered Migrant Youth in Southern Europe aims to build a bridge between migrant and local youth to promote dialogue, mutual understanding and cohesion in Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Croatia and Cyprus.

Source: https://iomintandem.com/

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Diversity is Tasty

Diversity is Tasty was a Bulgarian national media campaign that put the culinary added-value of foreigners (EU citizens and third country nationals, including refugees) in the Bulgarian culture under the spotlight. It aimed at fighting discrimination, xenophobia and hate speech, by celebrating diversity.

Photo Copyright © Stefan Suchev for Multi Kulti Collective

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Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration

In 2014, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Panos Europe Institute worked together to develop a glossary in English to help journalists and communicators use the appropriate terminology when reporting on and writing about migration, migrant communities, and refugees.

Source: https://www.unaoc.org/resource/media-friendly-glossary-for-migration/

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Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration: Middle East Edition

In 2017, the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a tool for journalists across the Middle East and Gulf region to ensure rights-based and gender-sensitive media reporting on migration.

Source: https://www.unaoc.org/resource/media-friendly-glossary-for-migration/

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Respect Words

The RESPECT WORDS project developed an ethical code for reporting on migration and on ethnic and religious minorities in Europe, which is designed to complement existing codes and practices of good reporting at news outlets.

Source: https://www.respectwords.org/

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Bella Milano

Through the ‘Bella Milano’ (Beautiful Milan) initiative, asylum-seekers living in Milan reception centres volunteer together with Milanese citizens in taking care of public spaces in the city (cleaning green spaces, emptying trash bins, etc).

Source: https://www.extrapulita.net/la-rete/milano

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“Racism? You deserve better that than that!” [Le racisme, vous valez mieux que ça !]

This campaign, a joint initiative between the Federation of Wallonie-Bruxelles, the public broadcaster RTBF, and the group Plateforme de lutte contre le racism, highlights the dangers of racism for society and individuals alike.

Source: http://www.vousvalezmieuxqueca.be/

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No Hate Speech Movement

The No Hate Speech Movement is a youth campaign led by the Council of Europe Youth Department seeking to mobilise young people to combat hate speech and promote human rights online.

Source: https://www.coe.int/en/web/no-hate-campaign

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“Let’s Talk Together (about Migration)”

The “Let´s Talk Together (about Migration)” project is a part of work done by the Association for Integration and Migration (Sdružení pro integraci a migraci, or SIMI) around inclusion in the schools of Prague and Central Bohemia.

Source: https://www.migrace.com/en/regulation/let-s-talk-together-about-migration

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Engaging with Employers in the Hiring of Refugees: An Action Plan

Engaging with Employers in the Hiring of Refugees: An Action Plan, joint UNHCR, OECD communications campaign.

Source: https://www.unhcr.org/5adde9904

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#whatisHOME

#whatisHOME is a Europe-wide campaign focusing on the reasons behind migration. It aims to create a broader understanding of why people move from one place to another and how the lack of sustainable development forces some people to do so.

Source: https://www.caritas.eu/whatishome/

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#sharethejourney

Caritas' #sharethejourney campaign aims to bring migrants and communities closer together, help the general public better understand the phenomenon of migration and counter myths about migration.

Source: http://journey.caritas.org/

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