Mapping Out projet has concluded its activities with excellence

Mapping Out projet has concluded its activities with excellence

Mapping Out, a successful initiative, funded by EEA Grants concludes and presents its results.

Mapping Out a successful initiative, funded by Bilateral Relations Fund, consolidated the partnership between Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-Iscte), in Portugal, and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), in Norway. The project ran from October 2021 to April 2024 and aimed to investigate contemporary anti-immigration mobilizations in Europe, analysing their transnational dynamics and their impact on the national migration agenda. This initiative incorporated the Portuguese case into the Mobilization Against Migration (MAM) project, led by Kristian Berg Harpviken of PRIO, Peace Research Institute Oslo.

Mapping Out focused on three fundamental pillars of analysis: interaction of anti-immigration movements (forms and consequences), framing of anti-immigration movements (political-ideological foundations), and outcomes achieved by anti-immigration movements (impact on migration policies). Over the two years of the project, innovative data were collected, providing greater insight into anti-immigration mobilizations in Portugal. The analysis of these data resulted in the submission of two academic articles to scientific journals.

During the development of the project, the collaboration between the two centres resulted in the podcast "Particularities and Controversies: Anti-Immigration Mobilizations and Discourses in Portugal and Europe," which addressed different dimensions of migration in the European context and the Science Slam, facilitating more effective communication of the project's results to the general public.

The Mapping Out team also organized two seminars in Lisbon to discuss anti-immigration mobilizations in Portugal and a session for PhD students on scientific dissemination. Finally, the project organized a policy brief session where policymakers, civil society associations, and experts debated the issue of anti-immigration movements in Portugal and Europe.