The Executive Board ensures the implementation of the tasks of EDMO and is composed by representatives of the different partner institutions.
The work of both Boards is coordinated and supported by a Secretary-General.
The Advisory Board, composed of experts who act in their individual capacity, provides guidance on strategy and monitors the Executive Board’s compliance with the project guidelines and principles.
Prof. Dr. Kalina Bontcheva leads the Natural Language Processing Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. She is also a member of Sheffield’s Center for Freedom of the Media and Senior Research Leader at the Big Data and Smart Society Institute in Bulgaria. Between 2014 and 2016 Bontcheva conceived and lead the PHEME project, which was amongst the first EU projects to study computational methods for the detection and tracking of disinformation in social media. She is currently the scientific director of the WeVerify project. Since 2015 Bontcheva has been working also on real-time social media analysis around United Kingdom general elections and referenda and on monitoring and analysis of online abuse towards UK politicians. Most recently she coauthored an ITU/UNESCO study, Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation while Respecting Freedom of Expression and two UNESCO policy briefs on Combating the Disinfodemic: Working for Truth in the Time of COVID-19.
Radovan Geist is the co-founder and Publisher of EURACTIV Slovakia. Working in media since 2002, he is a regular commentator for Slovak & European media. His weekly columns on European issues are published by dailies Dennik N and Pravda. With PhD degree in political science, he is an external lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Political Science, teaching on political philosophy, authoritarianism and democratic backsliding. His research interests include analysis of political and media discourse, and the impact of EU membership on Visegrad countries (here).