Europe in a Chaning World – Updates – EVENTS
Brussels, 20 March 2018
The conference is organized by the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, in close cooperation with Directorates General for Education and Culture and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology/
The conference is part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 activities.
The event will focus on policy, social, technological and methodological innovations around cultural heritage.
The deadline for registration is 12 March 2018.
Cultural Heritage is an important ingredient in the SC6 2018-2020 calls:
This Policy Paper examines the role of Social Innovation in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research, especially in those research projects funded under FP6 and 7, as well as Horizon 2020.
Findings were concluded from 7 H2020 projects and 23 FP7 projects (total EU contribution of 91 EUR million) combined with recommendations from 30+ experts consulted on the draft.
A New High Level Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation has been Appointed
The Commission has appointed 39 experts to a new High Level Group (HLEG) on fake news and online disinformation.
The new High Level group comprises representatives of the civil society, social media platforms, news media organisations, journalists and academia. Professor dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning is nominated to chair the Group.
The HLG will advise the Commission on scoping the phenomenon of fake news, defining the roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders, grasping the international dimension, taking stock of the positions at stake, and formulating recommendations.
Be advised: in GOVERNANCE-01-2019: Trust in governance "The role of the media, including social media, language, news generation and new phenomena such as fake news should be examined." Hence, following this HLG activities and publications is advisable.
In addition, the European Commission has launched public consultation on fake news and online disinformation, aiming at collecting views from all parties concerned by fake news across the EU, as regard the scope of the problem and the effectiveness of voluntary measures already put in place by industry to prevent the spread of disinformation online. The consultation will close on 23 February 2018.