Countering Disinformation in Southern and Eastern Ukraine

22.07.2020 - 21.12.2021

Ukraine

NB! Project is on-going

Description: The overall objective of the Action is to foster popular resilience and build capacity to counter disinformation campaigns in Southern and Eastern Ukraine. Lack of awareness about the types and methods of disinformation as well as about the importance of reforms related to European integration has left the local media as well as the local population vulnerable to manipulation. Addressing these vulnerabilities entails engaging the local population and strengthening their resilience to disinformation attacks by supporting high-quality journalism, providing youth with an opportunity to suggest their own innovative solutions, facilitating effective communication between local authorities and the population in the east and south of the country and implementing activities aimed at increasing media literacy and critical thinking.

Target Group: At least 120 local journalists and editors, 170 representatives of local authorities and 960 university and high school students from eight regions in Southern and Eastern Ukraine: Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv.

Budget: 1,93 M EUR

Funding: European Union