Conversations on Europe: Mis-disinformation Security: Protecting EU Values and Democracies

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For this 2nd Conversations of Europe this Spring 2024, join our experts for a discussion on "Mis/disinformation Security: Protecting EU Values and Democracies."

Not to be confused with misinformation, meaning inaccurate information, disinformation is false material meant to intentionally mislead or misinform individuals. Brought to the fore in 2016 with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, disinformation threatens to erode trust in democratic systems, weaken individual freedoms, and increasingly undermine governments around the world. While the U.S. has yet to make meaningful progress in addressing disinformation, Europe has moved forward with new legislation and initiatives. Join us for this session of Conversation on Europe in which we ask what steps Europe is taking to shore up EU values and counter disinformation.


  • Erica Edwards, Associate Director, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


ImageRalitsa Kovacheva
Associate professor in International Journalism,
Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski"

ImageJulia Partheymuller
Senior Scientist at the Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER)
University of Vienna

ImageElena Bruni
Assistant Professor
LUISS Gudio Carli, Italy
Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh

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Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union