In June 2021, TechSoup partners from 4 countries: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland took part in 3 days Erasmus+ online trainings developing knowledge on how disinformation is affecting civil society and what are the ways to combat shrinking civil space. “Combating Shrinking Civil Space” was another workshop of the DTS4SS project – Digital and Training Skills for the Social Sector.
“Exciting three days of training full of highly useful material, engaging small group work, and practical resources to use while working with civil society organizations.” – says of the participants.
During the Workshop ‘Combating Shrinking Civil Space. How disinformation is affecting civil society and ways to combat it’ were invited to explore several topics:
- Why media literacy, fact-checking, critical thinking are key competences?
- What is disinformation and why is it used?
- What are the disinformation cases in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria?
- How to deconstruct main disinformation narratives and recognise tactics used against civil societies in Europe?
- What are the technological tools for identifying, tracking, and exposing disinformation narratives, bots, trolls, and other hostile online behaviors?
“It’s great to learn how to recognize, deconstruct, and react to narratives harmful to civil society, and also how to create positive narratives that can strengthen CSO’s resilience.”
“Honesty is your best policy. The truth will always be your fiercest weapon and support.”
Project is possible thanks to European Union.
Virtual mobility implemented by NIOK, Asociatia Romania and WCIF was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Fundacja TechSoup implements Digital and Training Skills for the Social Sector project in the frame of Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development that is co-financed from European Social Fund.