EDMO BELUX scientific workshop: insights on the impact of disinformation from multiple perspectives

EDMO BELUX, the Belgian and Luxembourgish hub for the monitoring of, and research on digital media and disinformation, is pleased to invite you to a scientific workshop where the researchers of the hub will present their first research results after one year of conducting the project.

EDMO BELUX scientific workshop: insights on the impact of disinformation from multiple perspectives

The EDMO BELUX presentations and discussions will be preceded by a keynote presentation by Divina Frau-Meigs (UNESCO chair Savoir-devenir and President of the Savoir-Devenir association).

EDMO BELUX is a cross-community, multilingual collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B), Mediawijs,  Média Animation, EU DisinfoLab, Agence France-Presse, RTBF, RTL Luxembourg and Athens Technology Center.

Date & time: 28/10/2022 (Local P02, bâtiment préfecture) – from 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Address: Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles
119 Rue du marais (parking entrance)
1000 Bruxelles

Deadline: Registrations are open until October, 20th

Registration link here .


 9:30 – 10:00      Welcome & Coffee

10:00 – 10:30     Introduction

EDMO BELUX and its research component.
Marie Dufrasne & Geoffroy Patriarche (USL-B)
10:30 – 12:00    Keynote presentation

The new frontiers of media and information education: algo-literacy through the Crossover project
Divina Frau-Meigs (UNESCO chair Savoir-devenir and President of the Savoir-Devenir association)
12:00 – 13:00    LUNCH
13:00 – 15:30    EDMO BELUX presentations and discussions 

  • Disinformation and Digital Methods
    Tom Willaert (VUB)
  • Who is susceptible to (political) disinformation? Evidence from Flanders, Belgium
    Jonas Lefevere (VUB) & Trisha Meyer (VUB)
  • Folk theories of info-democratic disorders in Belgium and Luxembourg: preliminary results from an ongoing qualitative audience study
    Victor Wiard (USL-B), Geoffroy Patriarche, Marie Dufrasne & Olivier Rasquinet  

15:30 – 16:00     BREAK

16:00 – 17:00EDMO BELUX participatory workshop session 

How does the financial viability of the media market impact the spread of disinformation
Marlen Komorowski & Ike Picone (VUB)

17:00 – 18:00Conclusion – Networking – Drink

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