Citizens can defeat disinformation

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is working on a project on disinformation to be implemented with the help of civil society. Disinformation typically spreads among the population, often horizontally, so that the best way to tackle the problem is not in a top-down approach, but in citizens’ reflection and direct engagement. This is where organized civil society can play a crucial role.

The project consists in holding events and information campaigns in the Member States. Bulgaria has been selected for the pilot edition, and the EESC is organising this first event of three in close collaboration with the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council in Sofia on 12 June in the House of Europe.