EFCSN presents its Governance Body and Code of Standards for Independent Fact-Checking Organisations

The European Fact-checking Standards Network (EFCSN) will be in Brussels the next 16th of November presenting the Code of Standards for independent fact-checking organisations, as well as the Governance Body that will run the network.

EFCSN presents its Governance Body and Code of Standards for Independent Fact-Checking Organisations

After the approval of the European Code of Standards by 44 fact-checking organisations, a Governance Body of 11 persons will be elected and appointed next week to lead the EFCSN umbrella association. The EFCSN’s mission will be to evaluate compliance with the Code, help organisations uphold its standards, and represent fact-checkers in different conversations.

The EFCSN’s Governance Body will begin its work by presenting its members and the Code of Standards at a public event on November 16th in Brussels, Belgium. The half-day conference will gather the main European stakeholders in the field of misinformation from EU institutions, digital media platforms and civil society. 

Attendants will learn about how the Code of Standards is enforced and the EFCSN’s goals for supporting independent fact-checking organisations in Europe. Further, we will discuss the role of fact-checkers in shaping public policy in the continent and their relation with platforms. 

Where is the event? Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

When? November 16th, 2022 / 12:00 – 17:00 local time

Please note: The conference is open to registered participants only. Visitors are kindly asked to fill out the Registration Form

This project is part of the Call of Integrity of Social Media by the European Commission and is led by six European organisations focused on fighting misinformation: Fundación Maldita.es (Spain), AFP (France), CORRECTIV (Germany), DEMAGOG (Poland), Pagella PoliticaFacta (Italy) and EU DisinfoLab (Belgium).

Read more about the EFCSN on our website

Follow the EFCSN’s Twitter and LinkedIn for regular updates on this project. 

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