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EDMO Expert Group on Structural Indicators for the Code of Practice on Disinformation

EDMO Expert Group on Structural Indicators for the Code of Practice on Disinformation

Following a public call for expressions of interest, the Policy Research and Analysis stream of the European Digital Media Observatory, coordinated by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute, selected a group of experts to contribute, on a voluntary basis, to the process of developing a methodology for Structural Indicators linked to the Code of Practice on Disinformation.

The Group is composed of experts with combined expertise in computational methods, platform data analysis, network analysis, audience studies, and excellent familiarity with EU policies against disinformation, experience in policy assessment and in measuring policy effectiveness.

The initial mandate of the Expert Group is planned for the period April-October 2023, with a possible extension for another six months.

The aim of the Group in the first mandate will be (1) to reflect on the EDMO proposal for Structural Indicators methodology; and (2) to advise on possible complementary and alternative approaches.

Read the EDMO proposal for Structural Indicators methodology HERE.

EDMO Policy Research and Analysis team has been supporting the process of adopting structural indicators for the Code by tabling a proposal containing an initial set of approaches and metrics towards building structural indicators within a given framework and by participating in the relevant groups of the Code’s Task-force.

EDMO formed this Expert Group to continue supporting the process of developing sound, adjustable, and feasible methodology for the Structural Indicators in cooperation with a wider array of experts, as foreseen by the Code, which is a central EU policy instrument in tackling disinformation.

Members of the EDMO Expert Group on Structural Indicators for the Code of Practice on Disinformation:

  • Francesca Arcostanzo | Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
  • Mato Brautović | Chair of Mass Communication Department, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Raluca Buturoiu | National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania
  • Malin Carlberg | VVA Brussels
  • Nicoleta Corbu | National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania
  • Eileen Culloty | DCU School of Communications and DCU Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society
  • Minna Horowitz | University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bontcheva Kalina | University of Sheffield, Natural Language Processing Group at the Department of Computer Science
  • Peter Kreko | Director, Political Capital Institute; Associate Professor, ELTE University; Coordinator, Hungarian Hub against Disinformation
  • Lubos Kuklis | Expert on media regulation and internet governance
  • Trisha Meyer | Affiliation Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation, Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Kamil Mikulski | Rey Juan Carlos University / IN2, Spain
  • Carl Miller | Demos / CASM Technology
  • Angeliki Monnier | Université de Lorraine, France
  • Stephan Mündges | Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • Kirsty Park | Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society at Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska | SWPS University, Poland
  • Olaf Steenfadt | Global Media Registry – GMR
  • Pietro Tesfamariam | Media and digital communications consultant (EU, OSCE, ODIHR)
  • Irene Vianini | Journalist and Disinformation Expert
  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck | Lie Detectors
  • Vanessa Vorteil | TALLINN UNIVERSITY/TLU, EDMO HUB “BECID”

The Group is chaired by Iva Nenadić, EDMO Policy Research and Analysis | EUI-CMPF

EDMO Policy Research and Analysis task is coordinated by Elda Brogi, EUI Part-time Professor and Scientific Coordinator of CMPF.