WP1 Online survey in each country analyzing citizens’ attitude, habits, needs and ideas about fake news on line especially considering the amount of fake news emerged about COVID19, the vaccines…
We should acknowledge from the onset that there is no standard definition of disinformation, and that this lack of precision makes it difficult to research the problem.
One overarching challenge in the field of disinformation research is the difficulty in drawing bright lines between different types of false and misleading information online. The definitions of various categories of false information are not mutually exclusive; for example, disinformation can be considered a subset of misinformation, characterized by the intent to mislead.
Besides, we have argued that much of the research on disinformation to date, overlooks these trends and does not sufficiently explore the group and individual-level consumption patterns and impacts of disinformation across race and gender.
Given that concern about disinformation is correctly leading to a demand for evidence to inform appropriate policy responses, we need research that comprehensively assesses the disparate impacts of disinformation.
Following the aim of the project, an on-line survey will be launched to collect national realities, approaches and practical applications with the following specific objectives:
To assess the overall relevance of the issue of the disinformation and fake news in partnering countries of the project.
To assess the significance and effectiveness of different actions aimed to minimise the negative effects of the disinformation on national and European level, including actions that can be taken by online platforms, and the use of e-democracy tools.
To address the role of politicisation in disinformation strategies as one of the causes of disinformation and fake news.
WP2 – 7 Organisation of high level national and international experts’ meetings
Once the results of the survey will be ready, each partner is going to organize a national event with high level experts meeting to discuss the outcomes of survey, sharing views and develop a methodology for one-day program for local events.
It is going to be a 1 day event where participants will analyse the results of the survey and draft the programme for the “intergenerational” events.
Then, an online international event will be organized where all the results from the national events will be presented and discussed to finalise the programme of the local events.
WP8 – 17 Organisation of local events in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lithuania and Spain
Organisation of 2 local events (onsite) per country gathering together citizens of different ages. The scope of these events (following the results of high level international expert’s meeting) will be to put together the so called “Boomers” and “Gen Y and Z” people to discuss the different dynamics and approaches to socials, to collect best national practices on confronting national and EU level fake news, collecting needs and ideas as well as to practically experience the e-participation and developing skills such as media literacy, critical thinking etc. Participants in the workshop will discover the phenomenon of fake news and its consequences in a global EU context and will develop recommendations on citizen’s needs and ideas on how to tackle fake news for more active and wise e-participation. The events will promote knowledge transfer between younger and older adults, through an intergenerational approach aimed to close the gaps between these two groups and to find new ways to cooperate and interact with each other.