First “Antirumour” Cities Working Meeting

On April 24, 2013, Fuenlabrada hosted the first task meeting for all cities and territories involved in the “antirumour” project.

The project coordinators of Sabadell, Getxo, Fuenlabrada and Tenerife Island, got together with the project director Dani de Torres, coordinator Gemma Pinyol and the GRITIM-UPF evaluator Núria Franco. During the meeting, past, present and future actions were reviewed. Participants discussed the methodology employed in identifying rumours in their areas, which consisted of putting together different qualitative interviews with key players in the town councils and civil society as well as the creation of an online questionnaire. The results of this project can be contrasted with those obtained during Barcelona’s strategy design, on which the project is based. The meeting was very positive and all those present voiced great interest in the project. Some cities have already launched the Antirumour Network creation process with social entities from a variety of fields, which have responded very positively to proposal.

The meeting took place a day before the Intercultural Cities Network (ICN) summit, which was also held in Fuenlabrada, and from which the “antirumour” project was launched, led by the ACSAR foundation and backed by Open Society Foundations financing, as well as the help of the Council of Europe and Obra Social de “la Caixa”.