EU Disinformation Crisis Simulator

This simulator teaches and trains basic negotiation, debating, critical and analytical skills and techniques. It does so while dealing with a crucial topic: the fight against fake news, misinformation, and disinformation campaigns, at a European level. The aim is to make participants fit for negotiations, debates, and high-level discussions in their future professional environments. We adopt a dynamic, participant-focused approach, by combining workshops with practical exercises under the umbrella of a EuropeanDisinformation Crisis Simulation.

This simulationinvolves providing an instructional overview of the EU policy making apparatus (such as the roles and powers of the main institutions, the limitations, and challenges of the EU) and a workshop focused on analysis of the spread of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation during an international crisis. Exercises during the simulation enable participants to enhance their knowledge of European Institutions and policies. Following an initial theoretical introduction, participants engage in a European Union Crisis Simulation, which provides an opportunity for them to experience crisis management from the perspectives of European decision-makers, under conditions simulating the Brussels policy making environment. Participants are requiredto generate policy proposals multiple perspectives, including the EU Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council.