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.


  • Engagement and Campaigning workshops

    Engagement and Campaigning workshops

    15-16 May 2014

    Amadora, Spain

    The City of Amadora received C4i Consultants Project, Gemma Pinyol and Daniel Torres, to introduce the C4i project and participate in the Engagement & Campaigning workshops, on 15 and 16 May 2014....

  • 2nd C4i visit to Limerick: high-level engagement and fine-tuning targets

    2nd C4i visit to Limerick: high-level engagement and fine-tuning targets

    8-9 September 2014

    Limerick, Ireland

    On 8 and 9 September 2014, Limerick welcomed the second C4i visit by Daniel de Torres, C4i engagement and campaign consultant, and Christina Baglai, C4i project manager. On the first day, the...

  • Rumour Exchange Shop in Lublin

    Rumour Exchange Shop in Lublin

    Lublin, Poland

    Identification of rumours, the first step in the process of creating communication strategy within the project, ended in August both with official reports on rumours and public art event created 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

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Christina Baglai
Project Manager
 +33 390 21 59 37

Georgios Klis
Project assistant
+33 388 41 20 09