The anti-rumours campaign aims to dispel the widespread myths and misconceptions around the topic of immigration and migrant integration, by providing evidence-based answers and utilising social networks to spread the message of the campaign far and wide.
As part of the campaign, Doras provided free training to a team of anti-rumours advocates who were given the necessary tools to carry out their own projects and workshops which challenge the most common myths.
From June 2014 to June 2016, over 1,000 people participated in our workshops across Limerick and Ireland.
As part of the project, we developed information booklet, infographics, animation videos and a training resource pack for youth and community workers, teachers and trainers to use with their own groups and organisations.
The anti-rumours campaign was implemented by Doras as part of the C4i (Communication for Integration) project and the Intercultural Cities programme for Limerick.
The anti-rumours campaign is the first targeted action for Limerick under the Intercultural Cities programme and which enables Limerick to work in partnership with 10 other European cities throughout the duration of the project.
Read about the Intercultural Cities network and the C4i project here: Council of Europe website
A VIDEO PRODUCED BY PARTICIPANTS ABOUT THE ‘FREE BUGGIES’ RUMOUR
TRAINING RESOURCE PACK
Activities on stereotypes, prejudice and refugee protection for youth and community workers, teachers and trainers. Suitable for age 12+
Download resource:Anti-Rumours Training Resource Pack
TOP 5 MYTHS OF MIGRATION
A short information booklet detailing the top 5 myths of migration and outlining key statistics to help you challenge these rumours. Topics include the economy; social welfare; asylum seekers; integration and the infamous “free buggies”.
Top 5 Myths of Migration
Doras partnered with Mary Immaculate College and the DICE project to produce a resource for primary school teachers with an interest in teaching children about migration, refugee protection and migrant rights.