Let's de-fake it!
Let's de-fake it!
Central European countries are facing massive disinformation campaigns originating from the Russian Federation. Information warfare itself cannot be considered as a new phenomenon in armed conflicts, however in today’s information era, the Internet and the social media have provided information warfare with a new battleground, where the main target groups are not militaries, but the minds of civilians. Russian information warfare represents the most challenging security issue not only for the European Union but also for NATO member states. It can be considered as a very powerful geopolitical tool, which can negatively influence any European state without using military or hard power.
The project aims to improve knowledge of the young generation about the disinformation campaigns, through interactive week-long summer school, where they will have a chance to create their own disinformation article, conspiracy theories or hoax. The aim of the project is to show to young generation how easily information can be manipulated and how information can be easily verified. The project will improve the inner resilience of young generation towards disinformation campaigns.
The project consists of four public debate in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava and summer school, which will take place in Žilina, Slovakia.
1st public debate: 21.3. 2018 - American Centrum (Tržište 13, Prague) - 18:00 - 19:30
Roman Máca - Institute for Politics and Society
Ondřej Soukup - Hospodářske noviny
Tomáš Čižik - Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Jonáš Syrovátka - Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Moderator - Tomáš Kolomazník - Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention
Res Publica Foundation - Poland
Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention - Czech Republic
Political Capital - Hungary
With the support of the International Visegrad Fund