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IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC Project Framework Workshop

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IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC Project Framework Workshop


European citizens are all exposed to an infodemic spreading increasingly which can severely impact their democratic participation and engagement. This may include disinformation, misinformation, fake news, and other types of interference on different issues related to public life. A pre-emptive approach needs to be taken to decrease the worsening impact, such as using vaccination against the spread of the pandemic. 

IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC aims to immunise EU citizens against disinformation and misinformation on selected themes by empowering and equipping them with several easy-to-use tools. The project consortium formulates and co-produces 3 instruments (vaccines): digital literacy, media literacy, and critical thinking; and applies these instruments to 3 selected hot themes (boosters): elections, COVID-19 and migration.

Vulnerable citizens/residents having limited/no knowledge about mis/disinformation activities but using social media extensively will be targeted for the injection in different forms of in-situ and online events with the support of multipliers including media professionals, social media influencers and civil society organisations

Aim and Scope 

The framework workshop aimed to develop guidelines for formulating tools and instruments against dis/misinformation. 

The workshop brought together field experts, researchers, practitioners, media and communication experts, decision/policy makers, etc. together. 

The participants learned more about the priorities of the European Union, the project activities and  exchanged insights, knowledge, experiences to contribute to our democracy by making a difference via this EU project. 


28 February 2023

Residence Palace, Wetstraat 155,

1040 Brussels (Schuman)

Coffee and Registration


09:30 - 10:00

Opening and Keynote speech

European Commission


10:00 - 10:15

Immune 2 Infodemic project introduction

Beyond the Horizon ISSG


10:15 - 10:25

Presentation of Immune 2 Infodemic Instruments

Dare to be Grey
Laurea University of Applied Sciences


10:25 - 10:40

Breakout Workshop Sessions

  • Instruments (Digital/media literacy, critical thinking)

    What are the skills and strategies we can use to immunise ourselves against mis- and disinformation?

  • Themes (Elections, COVID-19, migration)

    What are the main dis/misinformation narratives and platforms? Who are the main actors? Current and future perspectives.


10:40 - 11:40

Wrap up of group discussions


11:40 - 12:00

Lunch and Networking


12:00 - 13:00