The European Union supports the 2019 edition of the Global Forum on Strategic Communications (October 23-24, 2019) organized by the Atlantic Council at the House of Sweden. Other partners include the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Lithuania, and the UK Foreign Service.
During the Forum, EU speakers will present the EU's response to disinformation:
- HE Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the U.S., will speak at the opening dinner for event partners on Tuesday, October 22;
- Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, will deliver a video message on Wednesday, October 23 at 11.15 AM EST (watch here);
- Anneli Ahonen, Head of the EEAS East StratCom Taskforce, will speak during the goverment session on best practices on adressing disinformation (by invitation only) on Thursday, October 24 at 3.30 PM EST.
Over the past 4 years, the EU has considerably increased its capabilities to better grasp and respond to disinformation efforts, election interference and hate speech online:
WATCH THE FORUM LIVE
FACTSHEET ON EU EFFORTS TO ADDRESS DISINFORMATION