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
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.