Event Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: 2 Years of EMIF’s impact

Countering Disinformation During the Rise of AI: 2 Years of EMIF’s impact

Date(s) - 30/06/2023
09:00 - 13:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


The European Media and Information Fund (EMIF) is pleased to invite you to its showcase event, which will take place

in the Brussels Press Club on the 30th of June, from 9:00 to 13:00 (see agenda below).

The thematic focus of this event will be “Countering Disinformation in the Age of AI: 2 Years of EMIF’s impact.

Over the course of a successful second year of activities, EMIF has supported 40 projects dedicated to combating disinformation across Europe and awarded a total of 6.4 million euros. Against the backdrop of the fast-paced developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their influence on the information ecosystem, we have invited a number of grantees to  show how their projects aim to effectively counter the harmful effects of AI-generated disinformation or, instead, to leverage AI to combat information manipulations online. Some of the showcased projects utilise machine learning for social network analysis, providing valuable insights into disinformation networks, while other innovative initiatives employ extended reality (XR) games to enhance media literacy among students, equipping them with the skills to detect deep fakes.

The following projects will be presented by a consortium member:

  • TRUE INFO  (EURACTIV Media Network B.V).
  • Decoding the Disinformation Playbook (International Press Institute)
  • The Disinformation Laundromat (Alliance for Securing Democracy)
  • Escape Fake 2.0 (Polycular e.U.)

EMIF-funded project Escape Fake 2.0 will give a demonstration of their XR games throughout the entire event with in a special XR room set-up for attendees to interact with.

The event will be also the occasion for EMIF’s Management Committee to present its Annual Progress Report, and for sharing publicly the findings of the independent evaluation of EMIF’s achievements during its second year of activities .

We sincerely hope that you can attend. Kindly confirm your attendance by registering here.

Do not hesitate to contact emif@eui.eu if you have any questions.


9:00 – 9:30 Registrations
9:30 – 9:50 Open Discussion: AI, Disinformation, and the Changing Media Landscape with Siada El Ramly (DOT), Luca Bertuzzi (Euractiv), and Paolo Cesarini (EMIF)
9:50 – 10:25 EMIF Year 2: Progress, Impact, and Lessons Learned: presentation of EMIF Annual Report (Luis Madureira Pires, Paolo Cesarini) and of the independent Evaluation report (Max Von Abendroth)
10:25 – 11:00 Escape Fake 2.0 presentation and demonstration (Irina Paraschivoiu and Benjamin Arzt)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 Project presentations (Alliance for Securing Democracy, Euractiv, International Press Institute)
12:30 – 13:00 Closing conversation: AI and the Future of Countering Disinformation