The ICNOVA researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences will be Local researcher / Focus Group Leader of the New Neighbours project, coordinated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and funded by the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration fund (AMIF).
The project is scheduled to last two years (2019-2020) and aims to highlight the positive social and economic contributions of migrants and refugees across Europe. The project, whose name comes from a documentary series developed in co-production between EBU members (with the third season scheduled for November), will involve public service media (among which is RTP), community media and civil society organizations with a view to exposing and dismantling stereotypes, placing the voice of migrants and refugees at the center, promoting, for example, direct participation in media production.
Working as part of the team of one of the project’s partner organizations – COMMIT – Community Media Institute for training, research and consulting, which will coordinate various research activities and fieldwork – Marisa Torres da Silva will be responsible for developing a fact sheet on media and migrating to Portugal, interviewing experts in this field and conducting a focus group that will discuss how migrants and refugees are represented in the media and how they received the documentary New Neighbours.
More information on the project is available here: www.newneighbours.eu