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Webinar: Tackling disinformation through education and training - empowered in the digital age

Guest experts and professionals in the field will explore ways to address one of the biggest emerging risks for 2024.

6 February 2024

About the webinar

During this webinar, guest experts will discuss about

  • the importance of education and training in promoting digital literacy among young people
  • ways of building their resilience towards disinformation

Discussion topics will include:

  • effective and scalable practices
  • current trends in disinformation and their impact on young people
  • the support youth needs in facing this challenge

Digital literacy experts, teachers, researchers and young people will also join the discussion and share their views. Among them, a teacher will share their experience using the European Commission’s guidelines on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training.


  • Sally Reynolds - Chief Operating Officer, Media and Learning Association
  • Aki Saariaho - Teacher, Otaniemi Upper Secondary School, Finland
  • Maria Giovanna Sessa - Research Manager, EU DisinfoLab
  • Andrew Victory - Board Member, Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)

Moderator: Francesca Maltauro - Deputy Head of Unit ‘Digital Education’, DG EAC, European Commission

Practical information

The webinar will take place on 6 February 2024, 15.00 - 16.00 CET.

Registrations are currently open and will run up until and including 6 February.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is open for anyone interested in the topic, including: teachers, educators, educational staff, academia, civil society, policymakers and young people.

Facts and figures

Disinformation is one of the biggest emerging risks for 2024 and the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) is a contributing factor, according to the World Economic Forum.

Young people spend increasingly more time online and are much more likely to reach out to their social media feeds when looking for news. Yet, many of them still lack the skills and competences to safely navigate online and critically assess the information they encounter.

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Tagged in:  Knowledge-building