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CIC2022 Conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the establishment of CEDMO and under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, an international conference, which assessed in what ways Europe Tackles Information Chaos, took place in Prague between 22-23 September 2022. The conference welcomed multidisciplinary experts and stakeholders such as academics, think-tanks, EU officials, journalists, but also technology and legislative actors.

A plethora of topics related to the problem of information disorders were discussed, namely:

  • the impact of disinformation on the society and regulation efforts within the EU framework
  • efforts deployed in strengthening democracy in the context of declining citizens’ trust and increasing societal fragmentation
  • the role played by foreing actors in disinformation campaigns
  • the Russian war in Ukraine and its impact of dis/misinformation
  • the current role of media, journalism and the growing importance of media literacy
  • the relation between technology and disinformation

During the conference’s Grand Opening Věra Jourová, the Vice President of the European Commission, reiterated that “foreign information manipulation & disinformation is a threat that the EU takes very seriously. It corrodes trust in democracy and the international rules-based order. But democracies have to be very precise and measured in addressing it. We cannot turn to censorship.”

Furthermore, Alexander Stubb, Director of European University Institute Director (EUI) reminded us that “free speech comes with responsibility”. Those are just some of the important messages mentioned at the CEDMO International Conference.

Do not miss the opportunity to watch the panel’s recordings:

Apart from fighting disinformation, the conference also focused on the principles of sustainability and circular economy. The aim was to minimize waste production and any negative impact on the environment in line with the newly created sustainability strategy of the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague.

CIC2022 Conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the establishment of CEDMO and under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, an international conference, which assessed in what ways Europe Tackles Information Chaos, took place in Prague between 22-23 September 2022. The conference welcomed multidisciplinary experts and stakeholders such as academics, think-tanks, EU officials, journalists, but also technology and legislative actors.

A plethora of topics related to the problem of information disorders were discussed, namely:

  • the impact of disinformation on the society and regulation efforts within the EU framework
  • efforts deployed in strengthening democracy in the context of declining citizens’ trust and increasing societal fragmentation
  • the role played by foreing actors in disinformation campaigns
  • the Russian war in Ukraine and its impact of dis/misinformation
  • the current role of media, journalism and the growing importance of media literacy
  • the relation between technology and disinformation

During the conference’s Grand Opening Věra Jourová, the Vice President of the European Commission, reiterated that “foreign information manipulation & disinformation is a threat that the EU takes very seriously. It corrodes trust in democracy and the international rules-based order. But democracies have to be very precise and measured in addressing it. We cannot turn to censorship.”

Furthermore, Alexander Stubb, Director of European University Institute Director (EUI) reminded us that “free speech comes with responsibility”. Those are just some of the important messages mentioned at the CEDMO International Conference.

Do not miss the opportunity to watch the panel’s recordings:

Apart from fighting disinformation, the conference also focused on the principles of sustainability and circular economy. The aim was to minimize waste production and any negative impact on the environment in line with the newly created sustainability strategy of the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague.

Meet our Speakers

Speakers

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Jochen Spangenberg
Deutsche Welle, EDMO and CEDMO Advisory Board
Gianni_Riotta_v2
Gianni Riotta
IDMO and LUISS Guido Carli
Vera Jourová
Věra Jourová
European Commission
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Kalina Bontcheva
University of Sheffield and EDMO Advisory Board
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Lauri Tierala
EDMO
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Alexander Stubb
EUI
Reinhard BÜTIKOFER
Reinhard Bütikofer
European Parliament
Aukse BalcytieneNEW_2022 (1)
Aukse Balčytienė
Vytautas Magnus University
Violeta Luca[6042]
Violeta Luca
Microsoft
Peter Kreko
Péter Krekó
Political Capital Institute
Krisztina Stump
Krisztina Stump
European Commission
Maia Klassen
Maia Klaassen
University of Tartu
julianne von Reppert-Bismarck
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
Lie Detectors
Minna_Aslama_Horowitz
Minna Aslama Horowitz
University of Helsinki
Maria_Bielikova_v2
Mária Bieliková
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
Tomáš_Kriššák_v2
Tomáš Kriššák
Gerulata and CEDMO Advisory Board
Lubos_Kuklis_v2
Ľuboš Kukliš
European Platform of Regulatory Authorities and CEDMO Advisory Board
Jocelyne_Zablit_v2
Jocelyne Zablit
AFP and CEDMO
Jacek_Zakowski_v2
Jacek Żakowski
Gazeta Wyborcza and CEDMO Advisory Board

Meet our Speakers

Speakers

Jochen_Spangenberg_v2
Jochen Spangenberg
Deutsche Welle, EDMO and CEDMO Advisory Board
Gianni_Riotta_v2
Gianni Riotta
IDMO and LUISS Guido Carli
Vera Jourová
Věra Jourová
European Commission
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Kalina Bontcheva
University of Sheffield and EDMO Advisory Board
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Lauri Tierala
EDMO
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Alexander Stubb
EUI
Reinhard BÜTIKOFER
Reinhard Bütikofer
European Parliament
Aukse BalcytieneNEW_2022 (1)
Aukse Balčytienė
Vytautas Magnus University
Violeta Luca[6042]
Violeta Luca
Microsoft
Peter Kreko
Péter Krekó
Political Capital Institute
Krisztina Stump
Krisztina Stump
European Commission
Maia Klassen
Maia Klaassen
University of Tartu
julianne von Reppert-Bismarck
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
Lie Detectors
Minna_Aslama_Horowitz
Minna Aslama Horowitz
University of Helsinki
Maria_Bielikova_v2
Mária Bieliková
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
Tomáš_Kriššák_v2
Tomáš Kriššák
Gerulata and CEDMO Advisory Board
Lubos_Kuklis_v2
Ľuboš Kukliš
European Platform of Regulatory Authorities and CEDMO Advisory Board
Jocelyne_Zablit_v2
Jocelyne Zablit
AFP and CEDMO
Jacek_Zakowski_v2
Jacek Żakowski
Gazeta Wyborcza and CEDMO Advisory Board

Thursday 22, 2022

Morning Session:

Grand Opening of the conference on EU action and regulation to counter disinformation.
This grand opening will address the main high-level issues of the conference with the participation of representatives from the EU, National Government, and City of Prague; experts from EDMO, national and regional hubs covering regions from Spain to the Baltics and Balkan countries; private tech company representatives, and a European multidisciplinary community of academic researchers, fact-checkers, media practitioners,
and other stakeholders.

Thursday 22, 2022

Afternoon Session:

1. Impact of Disinformation on Society
2. Changing Minds and Hearts? The Role of Fact-Checking
3. Technology and AI: Current challenges in false information detection
4. Addressing Foreign Interference and the Disinformation Challenge in Europe

Friday 23, 2022

Morning Session:

1. Disinformation, Media Freedom and Journalism
2. Ukraine: Challenges and Lessons Learned
3. Media Literacy and Education
4. Epistemic Democracy + Cava&Snacks Double Book Launch

What was the Purpose of the CEDMO International Conference #CIC2022?

• To tackle the growing disenchantment with democratic processes, and institutional distrust and discord in civil society across Europe.

• To gather a multidisciplinary community focused on fighting information disorders in Europe, and to arrange talks between the key partners representing the EU, public institutions, think tanks, civil society/ NGOs, academia, and the private sector.

• To enable dialogue regarding the positive and negative role of tech in the European democratic landscape; identify areas where regulation can ameliorate problems, and advise on ways in which tech companies’ own actions could improve democratic outcomes.

• To mark the first anniversary of EDMO regional hubs in action.

• To build community and EU-wide resilience while protecting information ecosystems, democracy, social cohesion and human rights.

• To promote this year’s Czech Presidency of the EU, and the concern and efforts of the Czech Republic to mitigate the harm done by disinformation, and to support the European Commission agenda regarding the defense of European democracy.

What was the Purpose of the CEDMO International Conference #CIC2022?

• To tackle the growing disenchantment with democratic processes, and institutional distrust and discord in civil society across Europe.

• To gather a multidisciplinary community focused on fighting information disorders in Europe, and to arrange talks between the key partners representing the EU, public institutions, think tanks, civil society/ NGOs, academia, and the private sector.

• To enable dialogue regarding the positive and negative role of tech in the European democratic landscape; identify areas where regulation can ameliorate problems, and advise on ways in which tech companies’ own actions could improve democratic outcomes.

• To mark the first anniversary of EDMO regional hubs in action.

• To build community and EU-wide resilience while protecting information ecosystems, democracy, social cohesion and human rights.

• To promote this year’s Czech Presidency of the EU, and the concern and efforts of the Czech Republic to mitigate the harm done by disinformation, and to support the European Commission agenda regarding the defense of European democracy.

The whole conference placed great emphasis on the principles of sustainability and circular economy. The goal of CEDMO conference was to economise on the use of natural resources and the environment in line with the newly created sustainability strategy of the capital city of Prague, Czechia. Our event minimisez waste production and any negative impact on the environment. We worked closely with local suppliers that also value principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability. You can learn more about our commitment to sustainability here.

The whole conference placed great emphasis on the principles of sustainability and circular economy. The goal of CEDMO conference was to economise on the use of natural resources and the environment in line with the newly created sustainability strategy of the capital city of Prague, Czechia. Our event minimisez waste production and any negative impact on the environment. We worked closely with local suppliers that also value principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability. You can learn more about our commitment to sustainability here.

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Václav Moravec
Charles University (CU)
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Charles University (CU)
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Jochen Spangenberg
Chairman
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Jochen Spangenberg
Deutsche Welle, EDMO and CEDMO Advisory Board
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Luboš Král
Czech Technical University (CTU)
Maria-Bielikova
Mária Bieliková
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
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Victor Breiner
Member
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Gianni Riotta
IDMO and LUISS Guido Carli
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Christine Buhagiar
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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Věra Jourová
European Commission
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Kalina Bontcheva
University of Sheffield and EDMO Advisory Board
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Petr Gongala
Demagog.cz
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Lauri Tierala
EDMO
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University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM)
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EUI
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European Parliament
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Member
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Vytautas Magnus University
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Member
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Microsoft
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Athens Technology Center (ATC)
Peter Kreko
Péter Krekó
Political Capital Institute
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Krisztina Stump
European Commission
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Tomáš Kriššák
Member
Maia Klassen
Maia Klaassen
University of Tartu
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Ľuboš Kukliš
Member
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Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
Lie Detectors
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Minna Aslama Horowitz
University of Helsinki
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Mária Bieliková
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
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Tomáš Kriššák
Gerulata and CEDMO Advisory Board
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Nikos Papapolizos
Athens Technology Center (ATC)
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Ľuboš Kukliš
European Platform of Regulatory Authorities and CEDMO Advisory Board
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University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM)
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Jocelyne Zablit
AFP and CEDMO
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Jacek Żakowski
Gazeta Wyborcza and CEDMO Advisory Board
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Ivan Srba
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
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Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska
University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)
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Jocelyne Zablit
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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Jacek Żakowski
Member
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