Tackling online disinformation | A series of CONNECT University sessions

The recent technological transformation of the media ecosystem has a strong impact on the way citizen are informed and communicate. New technologies can be used to propagate large-scale and targeted disinformation with unprecedented speed and precision. The exposure of the society to large-scale disinformation represents a major worldwide challenge. In this vein, CONNECT University organises a series of sessions that would allow the participants to have a holistic overview of the digital media ecosystem with a focus on the importance of countering online disinformation. The programme will provide a unique opportunity to dive into an interactive learning environment during interactive sessions, complemented with hands-on workshops and exchange among participants. High-level experts will share their knowledge with the participants, while raising awareness about the complex and disruptive problem of disinformation.


Session I: 21.10.2019, 14:00-16:00

Disinformation: a social and political challenge

Session II: 08.11.2019, 10:00-12:00

Joint Action Plan of the European Commission and its implementation

Session III: 11.11.2019, 09:00-13:00

Workshop on the practices of online disinformation

Session IV: 11.12.2019, 14:30-17:00

The Code of Practice on disinformation: social media and platforms accountability 

Session V: 29.01.2020, 14:00-16:00

Disinformation actors are diverse

Session VI: 20.02.2020, 14:00-16:00

A diverse toolbox: the instruments of disinformation

Session VII: 06.07.2020, 12:30-14:00

Media literacy in the digital age

Session VIII: 16.07.2020, 14:00-16:00

Enhancing Awareness on Disinformation: The Role of Fact-checkers, Researchers and Media

The sessions were webstreamed and the recordings can be found on the video space.

This initiative was jointly organised by DG CONNECT and DG COMM. For any further questions please contact EC-CONNECT-UNIVERSITY@ec.europa.eu