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Comparing Policy Actors’ Interaction with Each Other in Political Communication of Refugee Protectio

Opinions of policy actors on migration and refugee policy are increasingly polarized due to the various economic and migrant “crises”. Especially in the current context of these crises, governments have to engage increasingly more in information-spreading activity to persuade their citizens to support their international commitment to protect refugees. Micro-blogging platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and YouTube, which are not subject to strict fact-checks and 4 editor-scrutiny like conventional media, empower policy actors without the necessary resources for expensive media campaigns and with non-mainstream political preferences.

Upcoming Policy Roundtable on migration and migrants in the EU

Together with nine other EU-funded research projects, PROTECT is co-organizing a joint policy roundtable on Co-designing an inclusive Europe, with a focus on Migrations and migrants in the EU: changing narratives – modifying practices – influencing policies. The aim is to bring together researchers, practitioners, journalists, and policy-makers to discuss the potential of re-interpreting existing […]

New member at Ryerson

Meet Sara Asalya Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of The Newcomer Students’ Association, a national grassroots not for profit organization working at the intersection of migration, education, and social justice, and a platform committed to promoting inclusion and equity for post-secondary immigrant and refugee students. Sara has collaborated and worked on different research […]

A message from our Project Leader

Dear followers of PROTECT! As most of you have realized by now, PROTECT is a data-intensive project which collects, processes, and analyzes enormous amounts of qualitative and quantitative data. We spent two years for intensive data work, and our first results are finally coming in as planned. Starting from 31 January, you will be reading […]

NEW PROTECT Promotion Video!

The UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention and the EU’s Common European Asylum Policy lack instruments to facilitate inter-state collaboration on refugee protection. The UN has recently initiated two Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration to facilitate international collaboration. The EU has proposed a New Migration and Asylum Pact for the same purpose. Neither specifies how state policies […]

Launching NORCOM, the Norwegian Dissemination and Communication Network of PROTECT

In January 2021, PROTECT received supplementary funding from the The Research Council of Norway to disseminate and communicate research-based knowledge about international refugee protection to Norwegian actors involved in refugee protection, emergency aid and asylum & migration as a policy field. In October, the dissemination and communication network, for the first time, have met in a closed […]