Launch of the practitioners’ online survey

On the 22nd of October, the PERCEPTIONS consortium began its first phase of empirical research, with the launch of a survey of first-line practitioners working in the field of migration. Aimed at first-line practitioners of all sectors, from migrant advocacy organisations to border security experts, the survey will be distributed in 14 countries and 11 languages.

It aims to explore perceptions of Europe that these first-line practitioners observe among migrants, how inaccurate information may influence migration, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the field of migration-related work.

The survey will be open until the 19th of November and can be accessed via the following link.

The results from the survey will platform a second iteration later in the project, which will collect best-practice measures and strategies among the same diverse range of first-line practitioners. The results will also provide broad-stroke insights into perceptions among migrants and practitioners that will be further explored in interviews and focus groups. With the information gathered across this spectrum of empirical research, PERCEPTIONS will create toolkits and innovative measures to support both migrants and professionals working in the field of migration.