The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the advisory body to the EU institutions and the voice of organised civil society in Europe, will hold its 10th Civil Society Media Seminar on “Communicating Migration” from 24 and 25 November 2016 in Vienna. This event is principally directed to journalists and communications/press officers from civil society organisations representing employers, workers and other social, occupational, economic and cultural organisations.
This communication seminar focuses every year on a relevant topic in the European media and engages leading members of the EU media and civil society in discussion and debate. This year’s seminar will look at the communications aspects related to the issues of migration, refugees, asylum seekers, integration and the role of policy makers in communicating the so called migration crisis.
It is no secret that the media and other communication channels, including social media, have played a key role in informing and influencing public opinion on the so-called refugee and migration crisis.
This seminar will involve journalists, civil society communicators and experts on the migration issue, as well as European and international institutions with a mandate in this area. The seminar will be organised in cooperation with international organisations, such as the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), ICMPD, IOM, OSCE, UNHCR, UNODC and other institutions.
The Austrian Foreign Ministry will support the event and is kindly providing the venue for the seminar which will be held in the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.
Interpretation will be available in English, French and German.