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Multidisciplinary Investigations on Disinformation
28 28+00:00 June, 2022 @ 8:00 - 17:00
Multidisciplinary Investigations on Disinformation - 1st Round
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The following types of organisations may apply and be funded as Lead Applicants or members of the consortium:
- Non-profit organisations, including public service media;
- Educational institutions;
- Research centres;
- Non-governmental organisations;
- Media literacy organisations.
For-profit organisations of any status and size operating as fact-checkers, news media organisations or technology providers, on condition that the consortium integrates one or more entities mentioned above.
Supports investigations in the form of focus reports or situation analyses that combine best journalistic practices and outcomes of fact-checking activities with analytical frameworks derived from state-of-the-art academic research, in order to spur deeper insights on the disinformation phenomenon.
Under this Call, priority will be given to:
- Follow-the Money” investigations: These reports should focus on the mechanisms that enable the monetization of online disinformation, including the role of on-site advertising services provided by major online platforms, advertising networks placing ads on third-party websites, influencers and other funding channels.
- Media literacy Reports: The focus of these reports should be on mapping concrete media literacy initiatives, describing their actions and methodological approaches, and evaluating their impact.
- Threat Analyses: These reports should investigate the tactics and techniques commonly applied by purveyors of disinformation to manipulate information and artificially amplify its reach and speed of propagation online.
The following types of activities are eligible:
- Investigations into one of the three topics set out above, including acquisition and analysis of existing research, fact-checking materials and datasets;
- Production, distribution and adaptation in different languages of reports and analyses resulting from relevant investigations;
- Awareness-raising actions, including conferences, seminars, and events, and dissemination of the material created by the project;
- Usage of innovative tools to improve the understanding of systemic risks of the digital media ecosystem;
- Promotion of social media campaigns and other relevant activities aimed at countering disinformation by using the outcomes of the proposed investigations;
- Actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchanges of good practices, and uptake of innovative methodologies and relevant technologies.
- Maximum Value: 130.000,00 € – 12 Months
- 40% of the grant amount upon signature of the Grant Agreement;
- 30% of the grant amount upon approval of the interim report;
- 30% of the grant amount upon approval of the final activity and financial report.