Changing the debate: video animation on the impact of immigration
Methods and outputs
With funding from the City of London, NIESR is working with a video production company to produce a video animation aimed at encouraging a more informed debate. In addition to employers and young people, it will be targeted at a wider audience of migration sceptics and those who lack accurate information about migration impacts, who form the majority of the British public. It will focus on the impacts of immigration, particularly on the labour market impacts but also on services.
The messages and format of the video will be tested through focus groups which will include employers, young people in school and the general public. This wider research project will add to current understanding of how attitudes towards immigration are influenced by both facts and opinion. It will also increase the impact of the project and the video.
The project began in June 2015 and will be completed by October 2015 when we will launch the video and publish the associated research report.
Watch the video here