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EVENT | 02 October 2019

CONNECT University session on "The Joint Action Plan of the European Commission on online disinformation and its implementation"

  •   08 October 2019

The exposure of the society to disinformation represents a major challenge for Europe. In this sense, the European Commission works on implementing a set of actions for countering online disinformation, protecting the European Values and democratic systems.

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The CONNECT University Session on "The Joint Action Plan of the European Commission and its implementation" presented the policy steps taken from early 2017 until to date. European Commission experts highlighted the continuous efforts taken to address the evolving threat of disinformation, and the way forward. The recording is available here.


  • Paolo Cesarini, Head of Unit DG CONNECT I4: Media Convergence and Social Media
  • Lutz Güllner, Head of Strategic Communications, EEAS
  • Harry Panagopulos, Legal Officer DG JUST Unit D3: Union citizenship rights and free movement
  • Jorge Bento Silva, Policy Coordinator DG HOME: Task Force on Security Union

Background information

This session is part of the CONNECT University initiative "Tackling online disinformation" organised jointly by DG COMM and DG CONNECT. CONNECT University is the flagship of DG CONNECT which aims to inform about the latest digital trends and challenges which are highly linked with EU's relevant policies and serve as a platform for sharing knowledge through thematic discussions, workshops and seminars.