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Conference

The VIW project was presented in a number of events in order to report about the activities carried out and the results achieved.

I Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational approach

Date: 22-09-2021
Location: Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)

Description
The Pablo de Olavide University, within the framework of the “Voices of Immigrant Women” project, held the “I Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational approach” on September 21 and 22. The assistance has been in Hybrid mode, allowing face-to-face or online participation. It has been a very enriching meeting in which representatives of the different agents involved in the matter have participated: the third sector, the academy, the public administration and the protagonists themselves, migrant women.

After the Summer of Migration: Right Wing Populism, Media and Affect

Date: 17-09-2021
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia AND on-line (hybrid)

Description
The Peace Institute for Contemporary Social and Polical Studies organized an International Conference ‘After the summer of migration: right-wing populism, media and affect’ that took place in Ljubljana, September 16-17. Has been discussed how populist political leaders use social media as new opportunity structures to incite hatred, and how personalized and substantively emptied political option creates politics of fear and addresses citizen’s emotions with discourse of security, turning fear of economic and social decline into anger against migrants. In the content part the Conference was closely connected to the VIW project.
The focus of the discussion was also in understanding how affective populist discourse is channelled through mass media, how it shapes public opinion about migration, and how it mobilizes political and behavioural preferences.