Arci Solidarietà is the leading partner of the project Nemo – using the New media in Education to overcome Migrant discrimination Online, financed by the European Commission, Directorate-General “Migration and Home Affairs”, through the program Amif – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. 

In a context where third country nationals are affected by the proliferation of misleading information and biased communication with discriminatory attitudes, young teenagers (11-14 y-old) must be prepared to enter the online world with proper tools. To do so, the project intends to analyse the main forms of stereotypes and discriminative behaviours that affected young people and their families, in order to create an innovative and highly communicative toolkit for schools. This tool will be developed through factual data, interviews and images about migrants on the basis of the real discrimination patterns. The toolkit will be co-created through the engagement of the key agencies for the growth of the child and will involve both migrant and non migrant stakeholders. Alongside this toolkit will be reinforced through an innovative large-scale communication campaign.

NEMO will involve:

  • 9 partners from five European countries: Arci Solidarietà Onlus (leading partner), Università di Tor Vergata and Ares 2.0 from Italy; Südwind and Radio Afrika TV from Austria; Center for Sustainable Community Development and Council of Refugee Women from Bulgaria; Urban Prod from France; Foundation for Africa from Hungary;
  • 600 students, that participating in the training activities will develop new awareness on discrimination and stereotypes and tools to fight against misinformation phenomenon;
  • School staff, co-creating the toolkit, will acquire awareness on their role as positive change agents. They will also develop new specific knowledge on stereotypes, eg how these are constructed and spread, reinforced and crystallized, and how these can countered by means of alternative positive narratives;
  • Students’ families, who will support their children’s educational path with an inclusive and non-discriminatory approach through the participation in the creation of the toolkit NEMO will also have indirect long term impact on;
  • Young population, that will benefit from the communication campaign;
  • 10 Schools, which will have the toolkit and documentation on the results of the pilot project available;
  • Institutions that will be able to monitor the results of the pilot project and which will acquire new information through the first phase of needs asses;
  • 5 millions of youngsters, who will be reached out by the communication campaign;

Kick off meeting for projects funded by DG Migration and Home Affairs in Brussels (February 2019)

Kick off meeting in Sofia (March 2019)