July 2, 2014 – Launch event of the study ”The anti-migration discourse with regard to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens in France and Great Britain: between blame culture, negative stereotypes and prejudice”
The launch event of the study “The anti-migration discourse with regard to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens in France and Great Britain: between blame culture, negative stereotypes and prejudice” (available in English) – a report conducted by Andreea-Doina Călbează, Policy Research Fellow – Open Society Foundations, was hosted by the European Public Space in Bucharest (Vasile Lascar street, no. 31, ground floor) and took place on July 2, 2014. The aim of the debate was to put forward the subject of anti-migration discourse in general, but also to look into the specificities of the discourse with regards to Romanians and Bulgarians in UK and France, two of the countries where the topic was the most prominent during the period end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. The moderator of the meeting was Ciprian Ciucu, Programs Director at the Romanian Center for European Policies. The speakers present at the event were: Andreea-Doina Călbează, the author of the study, Bogdan Stanoevici, Minister Delegate for Romanians Abroad, Iolanda Stăniloiu, Consultant and former spokesman of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Alina Matiş, Editor of the Romanian newspaper Gândul and producer of the campaign “Why don’t you come over” and Radu Magdin, Political Analyst and CEO Smartlink Communications. Representatives of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Romania, members of the European Parliament Information Office and of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania, as well as journalists from several leading newspapers, members of the civil society, professors and students were also present at the debate.