IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC
Immunising citizens against dis/misinformation
Beside the current pandemic, we also have infodemic spreading increasingly among EU citizens 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 with public life, such as elections, vaccination, migration. A pre-emptive approach needs to be taken for decreasing the worsening impact, such as using vaccination against the spread of the pandemic.
IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC aims to immunise EU citizens against the disinformation and misinformation on selected themes by empowering and equipping them with several methods using eye-catching material and easy-to-use tools. The project consortium formulates and co-produces 3 instruments (vaccines): digital literacy, media literacy, critical thinking; and applies these instruments on 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, youth generation (18-25 y) and also seniors (65+ y) will be targeted for the injection in different forms of in-situ and online events (workshops, multiplier and youth interaction events, a big campaign and a final conference) with the support of multipliers including media professionals, social media influencers and civil society organisations.
Project Dates: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024
Fatih Yilmaz, Project manager
Annalotta Järvinen – Project Assistant
Mert Serhan Arslan, Research Assistant Intern
Iqbal Alibhai, Project Assistant Intern
Related focus areas:
Migration & Integration
Democracy & Rule of Law
Political & Hybrid Warfare
Funder: European Commission (CERV)
28 February 2023
IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC Project Framework Workshop
30 May 2023
IMMUNE 2 INFODEMIC Project Coproduction Workshop