Communication, narratives and dialogue in migration policy – a focus on youth

Migration is a defining feature of urbanisation. Cities are places where people come together to live, work and find opportunities. It is also in the city where the reality of social and economic accommodation of newcomers and their interaction with host communitytakes place. At the Mediterranean Urban Forum in Seville (MUM Forum) in June 2022 I … Continue reading Communication, narratives and dialogue in migration policy – a focus on youth

Storytelling,narratives andconnections for policy entrepreneurs

On 3 June 2022, I had the pleasure to host a lecture on Storytelling, narratives and connections for policy entrepreneurs at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute. Nothing makes you more formidable than verbal competence, to be able to articulate and marshal your arguments. Get everything in order, get your information … Continue reading Storytelling,narratives andconnections for policy entrepreneurs

EACD APPOINTS MARCO RICORDA as country leader for malta

The European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) has appointed me as country leader for Malta to expand its network on this fast-growing, innovative, and technology-rich Mediterranean island. This year, through the EACD overall network, I will organize an inaugural event to present the work of the organization here. Malta thrives with a vibrant community of … Continue reading EACD APPOINTS MARCO RICORDA as country leader for malta

Migration narratives across three levels of governance

This article was originally published in the ICMPD Policy Blog Narratives are among the most important determinants of public attitudes and behaviour – and a powerful source of (mis)perceptions. Migration narratives are shaped mainly at three levels of governance: international, national, and local. This article, introduces the concept of “governance of migration narratives”, examining three key … Continue reading Migration narratives across three levels of governance

A chat with the Migration & Diaspora Podcast

Delighted to talk to Loksan Harley of the Migration & Diaspora Podcast. In our far-ranging conversation, we talk of #migrationcommunications challenges, from how #narratives on migration are formed, how they're influenced, and how international organisations working in the field of migration can communicate better with their stakeholders. Check this out Spotify below. Enjoy! https://lnkd.in/dsB4Vtmd https://open.spotify.com/episode/5THb95tmgGr5yAn1xC5mX9

Social media : analysing governments’ and institutions’ capacities and engagement and the added value of an enhanced technological landscape

Last 31 March, I had the pleasure to attend the Club of Venice 5th Stratcom Seminar "Professionalizing Strategic Communication to tackle social and technological challenges." https://twitter.com/cabinetofficeuk/status/1509244429655232512 This year's seminar focused on shaping meaningful and coordinated communication strategies to be applied in times of crisis especially in relation to the current war in Ukraine, its tragic … Continue reading Social media : analysing governments’ and institutions’ capacities and engagement and the added value of an enhanced technological landscape

Citizenship, migration and participation in territories: the role of local public communication in EU Member States

On 16 and 17 February 2022, on behalf of the MC2CM project, I took part in the Cap'Com International Seminar Citizenship and civic participation in the territories:  the role of local public communication in European Union's countries, in Toulouse. The objective of our participation was to present to a great network of European institutional communicators, the policy recommendations … Continue reading Citizenship, migration and participation in territories: the role of local public communication in EU Member States

Empower migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and social cohesion

Last 8 February, I had the pleasure to speak on behalf of the MC2CM project to present our findings and recommendations at the very interesting webinar "GCM Objective 16: Empower migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and social cohesion" organized by Cross Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM), the Global Research Forum on … Continue reading Empower migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and social cohesion

How migration narratives affect partnerships

When it comes to migration narratives today, definitely the most important aspect to consider is avoiding polarisation and not to focus on the extreme cases of migration. While most of the migration flows to Europe are safe, regular and monitored, the entire media attention and most of public perceptions revolve around irregular flows. Therefore, revitalizing … Continue reading How migration narratives affect partnerships