EDMO 2023 Annual Conference, 25 May Brussels

Related project: EDMO II

This event will convene media and policy practitioners and experts, policymakers, academics, regulators, journalists and members of civil society. It will be an opportunity to share some results of EDMO and of its Hubs within the framework of discussing online disinformation, its challenges and how to tackle it.

As the Conference will be hosted on Swapcard with the possibility to join in-person (limited seats) or remotely. Parallel sessions will be open to in-person attendance only.

Date and time: 25 May 2023 (9h00-17h00 CEST) Venue: NH Brussels EU Berlaymont (Bd Charlemagne 11/19, 1000 Bruxelles)

To register here. For more information visit the EDMO event webpage.


09:00 – 09:20 CESTWelcome and introduction of EDMO, EDMO Hubs and outcomes related to UkraineMiguel Poiares Maduro | EDMO Executive Board, European University InstituteJulia Conemans | EDMO Executive Board, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Belgium-Netherlands Digital Media and Disinformation Observatory (BENEDMO)Paula Gori | EDMO, European University Institute
09:20 – 10:20 CESTPlenary Session AI and Disinformation Chair: Madeleine de Cock Buning | EDMO Advisory Council, European University InstituteJuan Gómez Romero | Iberian Digital Media Research and Fact-Checking Hub (IBERIFIER)TBC | MicrosoftTBC | European CommissionGianni Riotta | LUISS and Italian Digital Media Observatory (IDMO)
10:20 – 10:40 CESTKeynoteTBC
10:40 – 11:10 CESTCoffee Break
Parallel Sessions
11:10 – 12:10 CESTDisinformation: The Code of Practice and the DSA Chair: Paula Gori | European University Institute and EDMOGiuseppe Abbamonte | European Commission, DG CNECTTBC | MEPIva Nenadic | EDMO, European University InstituteTBC | GoogleStanislav Matějka | Slovak Council for Media Services and ERGA
11:10 – 12:10 CESTDisinformation and Open Source Intelligence Chair: Christophe Leclercq | EDMO and Europe’s MediaLabKatarína Klingová | GLOBSECAlexandre Alaphilippe | EU Disinfo Lab and Belgium-Luxembourg Research Hub on Digital Media and Disinformation (EDMO BELUX)Denis Teyssou | AFP and Observatory of Information (DE FACTO)Nikos Sarris | EDMO, CERTH, vera.ai and Mediterranean Digital Media Observatory (MedDMO)Marisa Jimenez Martín | META
12:10 – 13:10 CESTLunch
13:10 – 14:10 CESTIndependent fact-checking – which sustainable model? Chair: Peter Erdélyi | EDMO Executive Board, 444.hu and Hungarian Hub Against Disinformation (HDMO)Tommaso Canetta | Pagella Politica/Facta.news, EDMO and EFCSNCarlos Hernández-Echevarría | Maldita and EFCSNStefan Voss | DPA, EFCSN and German-Austrian Digital Media Observatory (GADMO)Christine Buhagiar | AFP and Observatory of Information (DE FACTO)
Parallel Sessions
14:10 – 15:10 CESTIdentifying Media Literacy interventions that really work Chair: Sally Reynolds | EDMO Executive Board, Media and Learning AssociationBert Pieters | Mediawijs, Belgium-Luxembourg Research Hub on Digital Media and Disinformation (EDMO BELUX)Maia Klaassen | University of Tartu, Baltic Engagement Centre for Combating Information Disorders (BECID)Leo Pekkala | KaviRuurd Oosterwoud | DROGAlberto Rabbachin | European Commission, DG CNECT
14:10 – 13:10 CESTResearch on disinformation and data access Chair: Lisa Ginsborg | EDMO, European University InstituteAnja Bechmann | Aarhus UniversityRebekah Tromble | EDMO and Washington UniversityLuca Nicotra | AvaazClaes de Vreese | EDMO Executive Board,University of AmsterdamKrisztina Stump | European Commission, DG CNECT
15:10 – 15:40 CESTCoffee Break
15:40 – 16:30 CESTPlenary Session – Disinformation, resilience and the 2024 EU elections Chair: Lauri Tierala | EDMO, European University InstituteOpening keynote: TBCGiovanni Zagni | EDMO Executive Board, Pagella Politica/Facta.news, and EFCSNAlina Bargaoanu | National University of Political Studies and Public AdministrationEvita Purina | Re:Baltica and BECIDTBC | European ParliamentTBC | TikTok
16:30 – 16:50 CESTKeynoteTBC
16:50 – 17:00 CESTClosing remarks
17:00 CESTCocktail Reception