The event will provide stakeholders and citizens the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Members of the European Parliament, European officials, academia and experts to discuss about the concrete measures taken at European level to tackle the spread and impact of online disinformation in Europe and ensure the protection of European values and democratic systems.
Moderator: Cristina CILEACU, journalist
10:30 - 10:40 Welcome and introductory remarks
Mădălina-Beatrice MIHALACHE, Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Romania
10:40 - 11:30 Debate - Panel I - EU actions to tackle the spread and impact of online disinformation and fake news in Europa
Francisco Javier ZARZALEJOS NIETO, member of the European Parliament (EPP), vice-chair of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
Victor NEGRESCU, member of the European Parliament (S&D)
Ramona Victoria STRUGARIU, member of the European Parliament (RE)
Delphine COLARD, Head of Unit, Spokesperson’s Unit European Parliament
Jurgis VILČINSKAS, Deputy Head of Strategic communications and Information Analysis Division, European External Action Service
11:30 - 12:00 Q&A
12:00 - 12:50 Debate - Panel II - Impact of fake news and disinformation
Naja BENTZEN, European Parliamentary Research Service liaison at European Parliament office in Washington D.C.
Alina BÂRGĂOANU, dean Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Sciences
Ioana AVĂDANI, director, Independent Journalism Center
Sorin COSTREIE, rector University of Bucharest