27 May 2021

Framing migration from a human rights perspective: a new online course

ENNHRI, together with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), has developed a new online course on strategies and narratives around communicating human rights, with a particular focus on migration. This online course is based on the first online NHRI Academy conducted in October 2020, in partnership with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, and provides participants with a toolkit for modern, safe, innovative and human rights-based communication about migration issues.

Created following the first ever online NHRI Academy, this new resource focuses on the use of NHRIs’ promotional mandate when framing migration from a human rights perspective. It discusses the human rights narratives, tactics and strategies that can be adopted in communicating about migration and includes specific sessions on promoting human rights of migrants to the public and policy makers.

Training topics

The online course is structured around the following topics. Click on a topic to learn more.

Understanding NHRIs’ Promotion Mandate

In this session, you will learn about the findings and Opinions of the FRA report “Strong and effective National Human Rights Institution”. Through thematic videos, trainers from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights will illustrate the diversity of NHRIs, the trends in their establishing and strengthening and well as their role in cooperating with civil society, advising to policymakers, supporting human rights education and liaising with cities and regions.

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Campaigning for human rights-based migration policies

In this session, you will learn how to create positive impact on migration narratives and the tactics on the communication on migration. Through thematic videos, trainers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the International Centre for Policy Advocacy (ICPA) will explore what are the key drivers of attitudes towards migrants and what can shape the public debate on migration. Trainers will also provide practical examples on how to effectively engage “middle audiences” in the migration debate, what are the main challenges in the narrative change and lessons learned from the campaign case “Reframe the Debate! New Migration Narratives for Constructive Dialogue” project in Germany.

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Changing the narrative about migration

In this session, you will learn about hope-based communications. Through thematic videos, the Founder at Hope-based communications will explain the necessary shifts to make to develop new ways of talking about human rights and migration and will provide useful notes and tips for applying hope-based communications to your daily work.

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