We successfully concluded two Digital Diplomacy trainings in Ukraine and Georgia. The first training was organized for Ukraine and took place between 14 and 15 December, while the second training was organized for Georgia and took place between 16 and 17 December.

In total 120 government communicators from different ministries and institutions participated in the training, which was organized virtually on ZOOM platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a limited time, we managed to create an agenda with interesting speakers that covered a variety of topics related to Digital Diplomacy – communication theory, the evolution of the digital media information landscape, digital rhetoric, developing effective messaging campaigns, countering disinformation and propaganda, usage of social media and essentials on visual communication.

We would like to thank all the speakers for their time and knowledge that they shared with us – Matt Jacobs from U.S. Department of State, Mykolas Mazolevskis from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Matthias Lüfkens from Burson Cohn&Wolfe/Twiplomacy, Roman Osadchuk from Digital Forensic Research Lab – Atlantic Council, Laura Napoliello and Teddy Wilhite from Facebook, and to Ingrid Omahna from Centre for European Perspective.

Special thanks goes to Ukrainian and Georgian government for making this roadshow possible and to participants for their engagement.

 

The Training was organized by the Centre for European Perspective, together with the U.S. Department of State.

 

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