MIGRANT

AND REFUGEE

MYTH-BUSTER

Hate begins with fear, and fear is so often built on lack of understanding. And it's easy for the facts about migration to get lost amid misconceptions, dramatic headlines and "fake news."

On this page you can find some of the most common "myths" associated with migrants and refugees. Simply click one to get the facts - you might be surprised!

THE EU IS IMPOSING MASS

MIGRATION ON ITS MEMBER STATES

EUROPE'S BORDER

CONTROLS ARE TOO LAX

NON-EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

AREN'T PLAYING THEIR PART

MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES ARE

STILL ARRIVING IN LARGE NUMBERS

MOST OF THE PEOPLE COMING TO

EUROPE AREN'T 'REAL' REFUGEES

MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES ARE

A BURDEN ON PUBLIC SERVICES

MIGRANTS ARE A THREAT

TO EUROPE'S IDENTITY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's next?

HELP TO CHANGE

THE CONVERSATION

HATE SPEECH AND THE

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

If we speak up together, we can tackle anti-migrant hate speech! Our tips will help you build a more positive narrative - at home, at work and online.

Keep track of hateful narratives used by MEPs and Parliamentary candidates thanks to our Hate Speech Tracker.

Let's make #EP2019 more positive!

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