Smart eDemocracy Against Fake News (SMART eD) aims to foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level by raising citizens’ awareness of national and EU level initiatives to counter fake news and online disinformation. The project will create an online repository with all the project outcomes, and will provide recommendations for EU policy-makers on strategies and methodologies for the smart use of eDemocracy tools to counter the negative impact of fake news.
The project partners will carry out the following activities across the EU:
- Conduct a survey in each project country – namely Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Greece and France – analysing citizens’ attitudes, habits, needs and ideas on the issue.
- Organise a high-level international experts’ meeting to discuss the survey outcomes, share views and develop a methodology for a one-day programme for local events.
- Organise 2 local events per country, bringing together citizens from rural and semi-rural areas to discuss existing EU initiatives.
- Organise a final conference in Brussels to present the project outcomes and conduct an EU level dialogue involving citizens, NGOs, activists, experts, media and policy-makers.
The project will directly involve 490 people from 7 countries – Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Greece and France – and the key messages will be disseminated in English, French, Czech, Greek, Slovenian, Latvian and Estonian.
This project is implemented in partnership with the following organisations: