Once again, stakeholders involved in the co-creation of the information environment from 6 Western Balkans countries are meeting at the Conference on countering disinformation which will take place next week, from the 22nd to the 24th of November 2022, in Bled, Slovenia. It will bring together government, civil society, and media from 6 Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia).
The conference is organised in the scope of the project “Strengthening societal resilience and countering foreign perpetrated disinformation in 6 Western Balkans countries”, which was launched in 2020. This conference is going to focus on identifying and understanding disinformation and its impact.
The speakers from across Europe and wider will join us and share their expertise with participants about the most recent developments in the field.
The distinguishing feature of the project is the whole-of-society approach, connecting governments, civil society, and media in each country and across all 6 Western Balkans countries. This collaboration is of great importance when addressing such a complex issue as disinformation and enhancing resilience to external influences. Other core activities of the projects are providing capacity building to governments in Western Balkans and helping to create a national mechanism for countering disinformation in each country, specialized trainings for stakeholders, and creation of a regional platform to exchange information.
The project is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia through development cooperation funds.