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Understand the Impact of Novel Technologies, Social Media, and Perceptions in Countries Abroad on Migration Flows and the Security of the EU & Provide Validated Counter Approaches, Tools and Practices

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 833870

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

H2020-EU.3.7.8.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 994 652,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 994 652,50

Coordinated by:

SYNYO GmbH

Austria

Objective

Narratives on a “better life” that can become reality elsewhere have always been shaping human migration. The image or idea of a “promised land”, however, might not be real, and newcomers are often faced with obstacles and challenges. Certain narratives and perceptions of Europe influence migration aspirations and false images can not only lead to problems when the image does not hold true, but it might also even lead to security threats, risks or radicalisation. It is, therefore, of the utmost importance to understand and investigate narratives about Europe, how these can lead to problems and threats, how they are distributed, and, in a next step, find ways to react and counteract on them. Perceptions on Europe are formed in the country of residence, and they are based on a multitude of sources. Social media and new communication networks, in addition, have increased the scope and the intensity of distribution of such narratives; and furthermore, so-called filter bubbles and echo chambers can lead to isolated misperceptions that are not corrected. Due to new communication technologies, false or incorrect claims become life on their own, raise expectations or disapproval. At the same time, however, these technologies and communication networks might also provide a channel to set an exaggerated image straight and to promote a more realistic narrative. It is, therefore, the aim of the PERCEPTIONS project to identify and understand the narratives and (mis-)perceptions of the EU abroad, assess potential issues related with the border and external security in order to allow better planning and outline reactions and countermeasures. For that purpose, the project will conduct research on the narratives and the myths that are circulating about the EU in countries West- and Central Mediterranean area. Based on the research insights, the consortium will develop a PERCEPTIONS framework model including policy recommendations and action plans.
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Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH

Address

Otto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14
1060 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 726 312,50

Participants (24)

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 336 937,50

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 349 220

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 537,50

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 179 062,50

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 522 635

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 173 437,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 182 660

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 323 562,50

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 325 312,50

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 210 917,50

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 209 062,50

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 89 042,50

SINUS MARKT- UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 525

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE APPLIQUEE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 79 562,50

EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 90 312,50

ADITESS ADVANCED INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS & SERVICES LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 150 937,50

ASSOCIATION DES AGENCES DE LA DEMOCRATIE LOCALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 106 927,50

KOSOVAR CENTRE FOR SECURITY STUDIES

Kosovo

EU Contribution

€ 47 812,50

FUNDACION EUROARABE DE ALTOS ESTUDIOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 106 562,50

KOINONIA CARITAS CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 62 187,50

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 185 312,50

HELLENIC POLICE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 43 437,50

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 133 437,50

GLAVNA DIREKTSIA GRANICHNA POLITSIA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 35 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 833870

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

H2020-EU.3.7.8.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 994 652,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 994 652,50

Coordinated by:

SYNYO GmbH

Austria