About the event

NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Challenges in strategic communication and fighting propaganda in Eastern Europe. Solutions for a future common project

Organized by the Center for Civic Participation and Democracy (CPD) from SNSPA (Romania) and the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) from the Republic of Moldova, with direct support from the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

Date: April 25-27, 2018

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The main objective of the Workshop is to enhance the strategic perspective and the practical insight necessary in dealing with hybrid threats, fighting propaganda and planning advanced strategic communication in Eastern Europe, looking for solutions in a complicated regional landscape.

The Workshop brings together institutional, academic and civic actors, from Europe and the US, with advanced expertise in social sciences, journalism, computer science and international relations, to share insights in security and strategic communication, research results and expertise in the impact of social media and technological innovation, in order to shape a new project, with a common methodology, to monitor, collect, process and interpret reliable data on strategic communication, which can enable the devising of efficient tools to counteract anti-Western propaganda.

The challenges are: detecting propaganda, identifying the social groups most vulnerable to its influence, building mechanisms to strengthen the trust in the Western democratic model.

The event will focus on regional and international experience in tracking anti-Western narratives; public agenda and its influence on democracy-building and political participation; new tools in open source tracking; shaping an integrated mechanism to analyze relevant data for strategic communication.

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