Fact-checking the Ukrainian War in the Black Sea Region
- Priority Area Boosting Fact-checking Activities in Europe
- Funding Round / Action Types 2nd Funding Round – Urgent Actions
- Year 2022, 2023
- Country Romania
- Project Status Ongoing
Our project’s main aim is to create a more resilient and fact-based digital information ecosystem in the context of the Ukrainian war. We are at a unique time in our history where our borders are digitally invaded by huge volumes of propaganda and disinformation narratives that remain undebunked in public opinion. Our main focus will be the Black Sea Region, mainly Romania and Moldova, with a focus on the Ukraine conflict. We will publish a final report based on our findings, with main narratives, the impact of debunked content, and findings at a European level event in Brussels, we will create training for NGO’s and high school students tailored to their needs. With this project we are one of the first initiatives in the region that has an integrative approach in tackling the current challenges in the disinformation sector, involving direct propaganda narratives and the disinformation around hot topics such as the energy crisis.Expert Forum (EFOR) is a Bucharest based think tank, set up by well-known experts in public policy and public governance reform in 2011.In the disinformation sector we are in close contact with a network of experts from Eastern Europe and Central Europe in order to create a standardized approach regarding common challenges and exchange best practices.