The intervention will be delivered in high-schools of the capital city of Guinea, Conakry. We have randomly allocated schools in 4 groups, involving in the project 50 randomly selected students per school. Treated groups will receive information the form of video material and slides, during a projection in a school classroom, with the help of a local partner, also moderating a short debate. Video material will include personal stories of African migrants who traveled to Italy recounted by migrants themselves (covering economic outcomes and risks of journeys), didactical videos implying that personal stories heard from past migrants might overplay success of migration (economic outcomes) or that journey might seem easier than what it is, and videos about travel conditions (risks of journeys). Slides presented will include a selection of figures about risks of journeys and economic integration of African migrants in Europe. The information intervention will follow this scheme:
• Group 1 will not receive any information. We will only collect data for the group.
• Group 2 will only receive information about economic outcomes in Europe.
• Group 3 will only receive information about risks of the journey.
• Group 4 will only receive information about economic outcomes in Europe and risks connected to the journey.
We will evaluate the impact of our intervention by comparing the change in beliefs and migration intentions of students in the treated group to that in the control group, before and after the intervention, administered on tablets in schools. In order to do this we have conducted a baseline survey, and we will start conducting a midline survey in (DATA DA INSERIRE). We incentivize participation by drawing three tablets in a lottery for those who participate.
We will also evaluate the impact of our intervention on migration decisions, by collecting data about migration choices in a follow-up survey in December/January 2019. We will conduct the follow-up survey by phone, using both own phone numbers and contacts numbers, as given in the baseline survey. Also, to further reduce attrition, we plan to obtain support of schools.