Raising Awareness to Promote Refugee Inclusion




Raising Awareness to Promote Refugee Inclusion

SHARE Network Regional Conference

Bucharest, Romania

June 26-28, 2019


Click here to read the conference background paper and here for the last update of the programme. 

Jesuit Refugee Service Romania and ICMC Europe are organising a conference on Raising Awareness to Promote Refugee Inclusion in Bucharest, Romania. Organised as part of the SHARE Network, the conference will bring together 30 respresentatives from local, regional and national government, as well as civil society, from across Europe, especially Central and South-Eastern Europe, to explore various approaches to raising awareness and combating negative narratives around migration. The two and a half day conference will include panel presentations of good practices, interactive working groups and discussions to better understand strong approaches in practice.

Key issues for discussion include:

  • Deconstructing negative narratives: how do negative portrayals of migration harm or put at risk refugee communities, and what is being done about it?
  • Strategic communication: How can NGO’s, private enterprises and other local actors effectively challenge the existing stereotypes and disseminate alternative messages around migration?
  • Refugee self-representation: How can refugees themselves advocate for their communities and what can allies do to amplify their voices?
  • Awareness raising in local communities: What are promising practices with regards to raising awareness in communities that host migrants and refugees? 


For more information about the SHARE conference in Bucharest, watch this space for latest updates on the conference programme or email Project Coordinator (perlman@icmc.net).