Reframe the debate! New migration narratives for constructive dialogue
International Centre for Policy Advocacy, Germany
Launched in 2017
This project aims to empower campaigners to more effectively engage and rebalance the public debate around migration in Germany. As in many European countries, a fear-driven discourse about migration is becoming more mainstream, setting the boundaries of “acceptable” policy choices to measures driven by protection, security and exclusion.
The project offers support for reframing campaigns, toolkits and workshops, and outreach to both German and international networks. It is also developing an evaluation methodology to gauge the effectiveness of a reframing approach in migration campaigning in Germany.
“We have worked for years supporting advocates on the policy side of highly charged issues in the minority inclusion field. Over time, we came to the realisation that more emotionally smart responses were often needed to reframe the public agenda before options that promote equity and diversity will be more broadly accepted.”
The International Centre for Policy Advocacy