Tracking perceptions of migrants and host communities in Europe
Ground Truth Solutions is partnering with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to track the perceptions of migrants and host communities through regular surveys in two pilot countries in Europe in order to inform Red Cross and Red Crescent operations aimed at reducing the vulnerability and suffering of migrants arriving in Europe.
Ground Truth’s Constituent Voice® methodology will be applied at two different stages in the migratory trail: in a transit or arrival country and in a country of final destination. In the arrival country, Ground Truth’s work will focus on better understanding the experiences of newly arrived people and of those stranded along the migratory trail. In the destination country, surveys among migrants will track their perceptions of the challenges they face integrating into host societies, while host community surveys will track public perceptions on the acceptance of migrants.
The questionnaires in the two pilot countries will be designed in cooperation with the IFRC and the respective National Society. Surveys will be administered over three rounds at intervals of two or three months. Collection of data will be mostly face-to-face although phone interviews will be used where possible.