The project aims at strengthening resilience against disinformation in the Republic of Moldova with capacity building measures for civil society. In addition, the project is  focused on the mutual exchange of experience and expertise with Germany and other EU countries as well as the EaP countries.

The main activities of the project include:

  • Development and dissemination of a joint mapping study on regulatory weaknesses related to disinformation in the Republic of Moldova (analysis and advocacy strategy to improve the regulatory framework against disinformation).
  • Organisation of a training series for young students (virtual workshop modules) and establishment of a network of young critical thinkers.
  • Fostering timely responses to disinformation in social media (fact check videos, podcasts) and classic media (TV debates) as reaction to selected, currently relevant disinformation campaigns.
  • Creation of a Networking Lab to exchange (prevention) strategies against disinformation campaigns with representatives from Germany, other EU member states, the Eastern Partnership, state agencies, activists.

The project is implemented by The Institut für Europäische Politik based in Berlin (IEP) in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Initiatives of Moldova (IPIS) and the Institute for European Policies and Reforms of Moldova (IPRE) with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office.