On Tuesday 25 September the AMICALL report was launched in Brussels.
The report is the culmination of the project Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership, an eighteen-month transnational project seeking to provide a platform for the sharing of good practice and the development of new strategies for the promotion of positive attitudes towards migrants and towards migrant integration at the local and regional level.
At the launch event in Brussels representatives from four of the six research partners shared research findings and experiences. The partners are the Central European University (Hungary), European Forum for Migration Studies, University of Bamberg (Germany), University Complutense (Spain), COMPAS, University of Oxford (UK), Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the International and European Forum on Migration Research (Italy).
The event was attended by an international audience with migration, integration and local authority interests. In addition to the presentations by project partners the audience also had the opportunity to listen to talks from speakers from the Migration Policy Institute, the Council of Europe, The Gallup Organisation Europe, and the City of Ghent about research results and local experiences in relation to xenophobia and shaping positive attitudes at the local level.
The full final transnational report, executive summaries, and country reports are all available online.