To kick off Atlantic Forum's Academy latest program, #PreBunking, we will organize a half day conference with the Euro-Atlantic Community's prime disinformation fighters on the 24th of June.
Robust resilience in Allied nations is essential to NATO’s collective security. Resilience is a society’s ability to resist and recover easily and quickly from such shock such as a hybrid or disinformation attacks. In particular the successor generation is susceptible for anti-NATO disinformation due to their affinity with social media, platforms where disinformation easily spreads through algorithm (the so-called Social Media Trap). In addition our generation has not lived through the Cold War and is more critical towards the raison d'etre of NATO - not realizing that the peace member states have enjoyed is in part thanks to NATO.
If you do something yourself, you understand how it works. With #PreBunking participants have a successful news site in no time and move in the shadowy world of propaganda and deception. This way they learn to recognize the tactics and methods, and we increase their resilience to false information.
30 young professionals from NATO member countries (we invite each representation to NATO to nominate one young professional) will be gathered in a Zoom Room for interactive discussion with ASG PDD H.E Baiba Braže and the workshop leaders. The sessions will be live on Facebook and can be found on YouTube afterwards.
0900 Opening Remarks Igor Merheim-Eyre, Director Atlantic Forum (European Parliament)
0905 Keynote & Q&A ASG PDD H.E Baiba Braže (TBC), moderated by Ulrik Trolle Smed (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark)
0945 Workshop 1 by Caroline Gröne (Microsoft European Government Affairs)
1030 Workshop 2 by Nika Aleksejeva (NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence)
1130 Workshop 3 by Jesse Evers (BadNews.EU / DROG)
1215 Workshop 4 by Lukas Andriukaitis (Atlantic Council Digital Forensics Research Lab)
1300 Closing Remarks Igor Merheim-Eyre, Director Atlantic Forum (European Parliament)