Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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The economic metaphor of the narrative market focuses on the competition between top-down narratives in the public sphere. It pays attention to the emergence of new competitors, i.e., new narratives on migration and integration. It explores national narrative dynamics in different EU member states and relates them to transnational debates. The metaphor of the narrative market is the conceptual foundation for the analogy between the level playing field (economics) and the level telling field (discourse).

⇢ see also Level Telling FieldNarrative ecology

Category: B

Work Package: 2, 5, 8