Antirumours Networks for Diversity

Have you ever heard expressions like “Immigrants receive more financial aid to open their businesses, and they don’t pay taxes…”; “Immigrants are overcrowding our health services…” or “Immigrants don’t want to integrate or learn our language…”? Such ideas, generally unsupported by facts and data, target specific groups as ‘problematic’ and generate mistrust and social conflict.

C4i-Communication for Integration, co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission (European Integration Fund), targets prejudices, rumours and stereotypes by using viral information techniques to provide evidence-based answers to common misconceptions. Active participation from citizens as “anti-rumor agents” is a key feature of C4i.

The project is based on a partnership network of 11 cities, working together to implement an innovative public policy to promote life –peace, diversity and social cohesion.


  • "Lublin Rumour-Eater" Video Workshop

    "Lublin Rumour-Eater" Video Workshop

    Launch of english versions of of short videos produced during "Lublin Rumour-Eaters" Video Workshops in Lublin, 2015. The videos can be consulted on the website and...

  • Comic-Exhibition, Erlangen

    Comic-Exhibition, Erlangen


    Erlangen, Germany

    30 July 2015 : Launch of the Comic-Exhibition "Come as you are and leave different" in the Erlangen Cityhall

  • Final Conference : Building Inclusive Societies

    Final Conference : Building Inclusive Societies

    22 June 2015

    The conference builds upon the collaborative experience of two transnational projects, “Communication for Integration” (C4I) “Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration” (DELI), co-financed by...

  • Anti-rumour agents meet in Sabadell

    Anti-rumour agents meet in Sabadell

    23 March 2015


    On 9 February 2015, the anti-rumour agents met for the second time in Sabadell, Spain.  The main goal of this meeting was to inform and talk about the situation of the Communication for Integration...

  • Take a tour of Loures’ neighbourhood

    Take a tour of Loures’ neighbourhood

    6 March 2015

    On 28 February 2015, some 130 persons participated in the guided tour of Quinta do Mocho neighbourhood conducted by the C4i team of Loures, Portugal, together with local artists and youth. In...

The project aims to:

  • Use social networks and viral information channels to provide correct information and explanations on migration and diversity and combat unfounded (but widespread) myths and misconceptions.
  • Devise a methodology and tools that will enable a wide range of cities across Europe to apply the social communication & networking method in the field of diversity and integration. C4i-Antirumours will transfer to 10 partner cities the innovative social communication & networking method experimented successfully in Barcelona.
  • Assess the impact of the method among the population in project locations in order to verify its effectiveness.

Partner cities (click on the map)

C4i is part of the living together in diversity action strand of the Council of Europe and builds upon the knowledge base developed in the framework of the joint CoE/EU programme Intercultural Cities.

Visits and meetings


C4i-DELI final video



 Communication for Integration


Christina Baglai
Project Manager
 +33 390 21 59 37

Georgios Klis
Project assistant
+33 388 41 20 09

Elena Dubinina 
Communication assistant
+33 388 41 30 87