The Centre for European Perspective, together with the U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia is organizing a Steering Board meeting and Symposium on Government Communication during COVID-19. The Steering Board Meeting & Symposium, hosted via Zoom, will start on Monday, 28. September, and will finish on Friday, 2. October 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the world in the grip of a crisis that stands unprecedented in living memory. Challenged with uncertainty about the development of the virus and its impact on society, governments and other institutions are under enormous pressure to communicate and introduce policy initiatives under extraordinary circumstances, accompanied by an “infodemic”, with flooding misinformation and disinformation.
This symposium aims to provide an overview of how governments have responded in relation to COVID-19 and to reveal the digital dark side of the pandemic. The event will consist of several engaging sessions with different stakeholders, ranging from government structures to non-government organizations, think-tanks, academia, and tech companies.
The project is a result of a joint cooperation between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the scope of the International Development Cooperation and the Centre for European Perspective.