Migration Matters is a non-profit organization that was founded by four women in January 2016 in response to media coverage about the so-called refugee crisis. We are based in Berlin, Germany.
Our team includes two part-time staff (Sophia Burton and Frankie Reid), an executive board (Miriam Aced, Sophia Burton, Karoline Popp), dedicated collaborators we call our “freelance family”, volunteers, and last but not least a wide network of members, advisors, and friends.
Our mission is to support the public in holding more nuanced and evidence-based conversations about migration. We produce bite-sized video series that complicate commonly held preconceptions with original ideas, research, and solutions-oriented perspectives from leading thinkers in the field: researchers, practitioners, as well as migrants and refugees themselves. Our videos are used widely across Europe and beyond in classrooms, teacher and journalist trainings, online journalism, social media campaigns, and advocacy efforts.
Since November 2019 we have been a partner in the “I Am European” project of the EU-funded Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme that aims to raise awareness about migration among youth in eight EU countries. We were part of the groundbreaking Erasmus Plus Virtual Exchange consortium between 2018-2020, are awardees of grants from Advocate Europe and the London School of Economics, and were awarded a 1st place Migration Media Award from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development in 2017.
Help us change the debate around migration by informing your family and friends about Migration Matters, sharing our videos, and contributing your questions and ideas for future projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s #rethinkmigration together.
Our work would not be possible without the help and support of many willing and gracious hands:
Romy St. John
Anna van Odijk
Sang Eui Lee
David San Milian
…and of course, all those who participated in our course and gave to our original crowd-funding campaign: friends, family, colleagues, supportive strangers who believed in this project from the very beginning.