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.

laptop illustrating the concept of fake news

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.

Programme

The sessions are webstreamed and recorded and everyone can follow them. You can watch the videos on the CONNECT University video space

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

Background information

CONNECT University is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies (DG CONNECT) which aims to inform about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU's relevant policies and serve as a platform for sharing knowledge through thematic discussions, workshops and seminars.