After three and a half years of fieldwork research and development, our consortium is happy to announce that the University of Bologna will host a two-day conference to mark the ending of the H2020 PERCEPTIONS project. PERCEPTIONS aims to identify and understand migrants’ narratives, images and perceptions of Europe, as well as the way they are distributed via different channels.

The PERCEPTIONS final event aims to bring together policymakers, academics, law enforcement agents, migrants, asylum-seekers, governmental, non-governmental, international, civil society organizations, and the general public to discuss the project findings. The event is open to the general public and we are cordially inviting all stakeholders and sister projects to participate.

You will have the opportunity to share your perspectives and experience the materials and resources we have painstakingly developed in the past three years. We have also allocated time to network with other experts in the field, discussing future research & practice opportunities!

In case you might want to plan your travel in advance, here are some suggestions of hotels to reach the venue: options 1, 2, 34, 5 and 6.

More detailed info on the event program will be shared as soon as possible, both via e-mail and the PERCEPTIONS Web Platform.

We can’t wait to meet you all in Bologna!

Day 1 – 19.01.2023

8.30 – 9.00 am


9.00 – 9.20 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Prof. Luca Pietrantoni (UNIBO)

Welcome messages

Prof. Elvira Cicognani (Psychology Department Director)

Prof. Claudia Golino (Sociology & Business Law Department Director)

9.20 – 9.35 am

The PERCEPTIONS Journey: Main Activities, Outputs & Results achieved

Diotima Bertel (SYNYO GmbH)

9.35 – 10.35 am

The PERCEPTIONS Knowledge: WP3

Results from fieldwork (URJC, UGR, ICMPD)

10.35 – 10.55 am

Coffee Break

10.55 – 11.55 am

The PERCEPTIONS Knowledge: WP4

Results from social media analysis (UNN, FBK, SAPIENZA, SYNYO GmbH)

11.55 – 1.15 pm

Roundtable on PERCEPTIONS Knowledge


Prof. Pierluigi Musarò, (UNIBO)

Prof. Salvatore Zappalà (UNIBO)


Elena Monicelli, (SO CLOSE)

Sulayman Bah, (GIASR)

Anna Meli, (Associazione Carta di Roma, COSPE)

Ada Ugo Abara, (Arising Africans, D-Tech 4Good)

Sandra Babierz, (BayHfoD)

1.15 – 2.15 am


2.15 – 4.30 pm



The PERCEPTIONS Collaboration Platform (ADDITESS)

15-minute Break

The PERCEPTIONS Creative Awareness Materials (SU)


The PERCEPTIONS Material validation: results from WP7

4.30 – 5.00 am

Coffee Break  + Materials Exhibition

5.00 – 6.00 pm

R.E.D. Carpet Exhibition

Live drawing & Poetry reading (AULA RUFFILLI)

Valentina Cappi, Pierluigi Musarò, Lorenza Villani (UNIBO)

Pietro Floridia, Sara Pour (Cantieri Meticci)

8.00 pm

Social Dinner | Cantina Bentivoglio – Via Mascarella, 4/b

Day 2 – 20.01.2023

9.00 – 10.30 am

The PERCEPTIONS Future: Roundtable on Policy Briefs


Karen Hough (CENTRIC)


Prof. Sonia Morano-Foadi (Oxford Brookes University Refugee and Migration Network)

Dr Tamsin Barber (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Oxford Brookes University)

Teresa Albano (OSCE)

Prof. Chiara Di Stasio (University of Brescia)

Paola Fierro (ASGI)

Emilio De Capitani (Visiting Professor, University of
Queen Mary’s, FREE)

10.30 – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 am

Dystopia Movie

Sergei Shubin (SU)

12.30 – 1.00 pm

Wrap-up and Closing of the Conference

Diotima Bertel (SYNYO GmbH)

Team Members (UNIBO)

3.00 – 5.00 pm

Afternoon activity: Bologna Migrantour

(Team UNIBO and local NGOs)

The event will be in presence and will take place on the 19th and 20th January 2023 in Bologna, Italy, at Palazzo Hercolani – Strada Maggiore, 45. To organize the event at best of our possibilities, we warmly invite you to register before the 30th of November.