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Anti-rumours handbook (2018)

The Anti-Rumour Strategy (ARS) is a long-term process of social change which seeks to prevent discrimination, foster inclusion and harness the potential of diversity by reshaping perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours of citizens and specific target groups.

This handbook is a practice-oriented sequel of the “Cities Free of Rumours” Guide published in 2015 by the Council of Europe. The lessons learned in recent years coupled with the growth in the number of cities that have joined the Anti-Rumour Strategy (ARS) and the interest it has generated since then, call for an update and further systematization of the anti-rumours approach and methodology. The handbook also provides practical examples to help and inspire cities and other stakeholders interested in learning more about this initiative and how to put it into practice.

Available in English and French.