Integration of Third Country Nationals by Involving Mass Media


The aim of the project: to improve the information quality and the availability of content on third-country nationals provided by the mass media, thus preparing and engaging the media in a constructive dialogue and the development of mutual understanding between third-country nationals and the local community.

The project "Integration of Third Country Nationals by Involving Mass Media" is implemented with the support of Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Project period: August 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Total budget: EUR 162 487,03

Target group: Representatives of Latvian mass media (journalists and editors)

Main activities:

  • to create and implement a media content management system: assessment of training needs of media workers, training plans, code of ethics, editorial guidelines;
  • to develop and implement a training program for three different groups (24 academic hours for each group);
  • to organize an experience exchange visit abroad for media representatives on the European media practice in reflecting third-country nationals;
  • to create and distribute media content that confirms the application of the content management system created in the project.

Cooperation partners:

  • Ltd. Publishing House „Rīgas Viļņi”
  • JSC „Radio SWH”
  • JSC „TV Latvija”
  • Ltd. „Vidzemes televīzija”, Latvian Regional Television „Re:TV”
  • Latvian Television
  • Ltd. „Cēsu Druva”
  • Ltd. LETA
  • Association „Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation"

More information on the project: HESPI researcher Agnese Dāvidsone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

More information on the project and project activities is available here!


Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

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