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Conference Fact-checking European elections

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 12:30 pm

The intention of this conference is to discuss challenges and possible solutions to:

  • Fact checking European elections – lessons from the past, looking into the future
  • Working with data from social media companies and EU Institutions
  • Common areas of EU disinformation – the examples of migration and the EU budget
  • Practical cooperation among European fact checkers

Draft programme
Thursday, 27 September 2018

8.00 – 9.00 Arrival and registration. Coffee provided inside the meeting room. Venue: ASP 3G2

9.00 – 9.30 Opening by Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament and Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Followed by Q&A

9.30 – 9.50 Welcome by Jaume DUCH GUILLOT, Director-General for Communication and
European Parliament Spokesperson -tbc

10.00 – 11.00 European Parliament Elections 2019 – Ensuring a fact-based debate
 Jaromír ŠTĚTINA (EPP, CZ) – tbc-
 Isabelle THOMAS (S&D, FR)
 Bernd LUCKE (ECR, DE) – tbc-
 Marietje SCHAAKE (ALDE, NL)
 Philippe LAMBERTS (Greens/EFA, BE)

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00 European Parliament Elections 2019 – the trends, the facts, the myths, the campaign
 Steve CLARK, Director for Liaison Offices, DG COMM, EP
 Marjory VAN DEN BROEKE, Deputy Spokesperson of the European Parliament
 Mikko SALO, founder, Faktabaari (FactBar)

12.00 – 12.45 Setting up an EU fact checking network
 Paolo CESARINI, Head of Media Convergence and Social Media Unit, DG CNECT,
European Commission
 Alexios MANTZARLIS, Director, International Fact-Checking Network
 XXX
 XXX

LUNCH BREAK sandwiches will be provided

BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Venue tbc

14:30 – 15:30 Fact checking European elections – lessons from the past, looking into the future
 XXX
 France: Grégoire LEMARCHAND, AFP Factuel
 Latvia: Andris KĀRKLUVALKS, Editor, DELFI
 Derek BOWLER, Head of Social Newsgathering of the Eurovision News
Exchange

14:30 – 15:30 Does fact checking pay? And who pays for fact checking?
 Christophe LECLERCQ, Founder, Euractiv
 xxx
 xxx

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45 Fact checking on social media platforms
 Facebook -speaker tbc-
 Snapchat -speaker tbc-
 Twitter -speaker tbc

15:45 – 16:45 Fact checking for EU elections – lessons from the past, looking into the future
 Alexios MANTZARLIS, Director, International Fact-Checking Network
 Bulgaria: Ralitsa KOVACHEVA, PhD, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’
 Italy: Tommaso CANETTA, Pagella Politica
 Sweden: Maja LAGERCRANTZ, Faktiskt

17:00 – 18:00 Networking opportunity

Friday, 28 September 2018 Venue: ASP 3G2
Registration. Coffee provided inside the meeting room.

09:00 – 10:00 Spread of (dis)information – views from the academia and from the ground (ASP 3G2)
 Lucas GRAVES, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
 Tali SHAROT, University College London
 Ruurd OOSTERWOUD, Founder, DROG
 Juliane VON REPPERT-BISMARCK, Founder and Director, Lie Detectors

10:00 – 11:00 Fact checking using EU sources – tips from the inside
 Naja BENTZEN, Policy Analyst, External Policies Unit, Directorate A, European
Parliamentary Research Service
 Phillip SCHULMEISTER, Public Opinion monitoring unit, DG COMM, EP
 Timothy ALLEN, Eurostat
 António CARNEIRO, Director, EUR-Lex and EU Open Data Portal -tbc

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12.00 Practical cooperation among European fact checkers – what next?

12:00 – 12:30 Closing remarks by Vice-President Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO

Details

Start:
September 27 @ 8:00 am
End:
September 28 @ 12:30 pm
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Organizer

European Parliament

Venue

European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium + Google Map