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Co-inform & ICA event 29-30 September 2021

We invite you to join the online event for a first-hand experience on the tools and the results of Co-Inform that will take place September 29th-30th!

Co-Inform, an EU-funded H2020 project, is the creation of top universities and SMEs from 7 European countries. The objective of this project was to create tools that will foster critical thinking and digital literacy for a better-informed society. These tools were designed and tested with policymakers, journalists, and citizens in 3 different EU countries.
Following our main event, you are invited to also join the 55th ICA Conference themed: The New Normal: ” A radical leap to digital,one giant step for digital society” during which Co-Inform will share the project’s best practices.
Be sure to register for both events! 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 29 (all times CET, Rome, Berlin, Stockholm)

09.00 – 09.10  “Welcome and overall background to Co-Inform”.

Mattias Svahn | Head of Research Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.

09.10 – 09.35  “Co-creating anti-disinformation tools “

  • Mattias Svahn | Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.
  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI)

09.35 – 10.00  “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform browser plug-in;

  • Aleix Amill | Scytl Election Technologies

10.00 – 10.25 Report on the evaluation of the Co-Inform browser plugin”

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI)
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

10.25 – 10.40 BREAK – 15 minutes

10.40 – 11.10  “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform dashboard; how to crowdsource for accurate misinformation detection”

  • José-Maria, Gomez Perez Director, Language Technology Research |ai

11.10 – 11.35 “Report on the evaluation of the Co-Inform dashboard with journalists and policymakers”

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI)
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

11.35 – 12.00  “Introduction to and demo of the Co-inform tool Misinfo.me

  • Harith Alani | Professor at Knowledge Media Institute | Open University London

12.00 – 13.00 BREAK

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Challenge: Lessons Learnt from COVID-19 and Transforming with the New Normal

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm Welcome and Introduction

  • Vasilis Koulolias (moderator) Director of eGovlab, ICA Chair, Deputy National Representative | Sweden

1:05 pm – 1:20 pm Keynote: “Looking ahead. How do we operate in the new normal?”

  • Mario Campolargo (Speaker) Director General DG Informatics DIGIT | European Commission

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm

Discussion 1: “The new tribes – growing voice and power of self-organising communities”

  • Peter Littlefield (Chair) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Employment and Social Development Government | Canada
  • Marc Brouillard (Speaker) Chief Technology Officer of the Government | Canada
  • Peter Alexander (Speaker) Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) | Australia

1:50 pm – 2:20 pm

Discussion 2: “Importance of a strong and secure Digital infrastructure”

  • Karen Kee (Chair) Deputy Director of the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) | Singapore
  • Speaker TBA, Administrative Modernization Agency (AMA) | Portugal (Speaker)
  • Nadejda Komendantova (Speaker) Research Group leader, Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT) Group| International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

2:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Discussion 3: “Bringing Government to the cloud”

  • Shahar Bracha (Chair) Acting CEO of Government ICT Authority, Government CIO | Israel
  • Hsiao Ming Chia (Speaker) Director for Government Digital Services, GovTech | Singapore
  • Zviel Ganz (Speaker) Adv, Legal advisor, Ministry of Finance | Israel

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

Round-Up & Closing of Day I

Thursday, September 30

09.00 – 09.10 “Introduction to the second day”

Mattias Svahn | Head of Research Head of Research egovlab The Centre for Excellence in e‑Governance Studies at Stockholm University.

09.10 – 09.35 “Demo of the Co-inform Twitter Bot + some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences;”

  • Harith Alani | Professor at Knowledge Media Institute | Open University London

09.30 – 09.55 Policy suggestions from Co-inform, – a fact checkers perspective + some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences”;

  • Allan Leonard | Co-founder and editor FactCheckNI
  • Orna Young | Executive Director & Co-Founder at FactCheckNI

09.55 – 10.20 Combating the spread of disinformation while embracing the need for radical algorithmic transparency  – Lessons learned from Co-inform with Policy recommendations for the covid19 era

  • Evika Karamagioli Scientific Associate | University of Athens, Greece

 10.20 – 11.05    “Policy implications for media & information literacy to counter misinformation on social media based on Co-inform experiences;

  • Eleni Kyza | Associate Professor in Information Society | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies | President: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EmiRLI)
  • Christiana Varda Founder & CEO at Media What, PhD Candidate | Cyprus University of Technology | Communication and Internet Studies |

11.05 – 11.25  (20 minutes presentation 5 minutes Q&A)  “Pathway to a Human Values Based Approach to Tackle Misinformation, with some discussion on future directions for combating misinformation on social media, based on Co-inform experiences”.

  • Traci Farell |  Research Associate at The Open University London
  • Lara Piccollo |   Research Fellow at The Open University

11.25 – 13.00 BREAK

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Challenge: Importance of Data and Digital Infrastructure

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Welcome and Introduction

  • Vasilis Koulolias (Moderator) Director of eGovlab, ICA Chair, Deputy National Representative | Sweden

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm Discussion 4: “Challenges of managing digital identities and personal data; ownership of data and self-sovereign identities”

  • Frank Leyman (Chair) Frank Leyman, Manager International Relations, Digital Transformation Office BOSA | Belgium
  • Paul Timmers (Speaker) Research Associate | University of Oxford

1:40 pm – 2:10 pm Discussion 5: “How do we ensure that data privacy and security is protected?”

  • Moriya Zisovitch (Chair) Government Chief Data Officer Israeli ICT Authority-Prime Minister’s Office | Israel
  • Howard Hong-Wei Jyan (Speaker) Head of Cybersecurity | Taiwan
  • Speaker TBA | UK Government (Speaker)

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm Discussion 6: “Digital Health Certificate and its role as borders open”

  • Magnus Enzell (Chair) Senior Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure | Sweden
  • Michiel Sweerts (Speaker) Policy Officer,eHealth, Well-being and Ageing, DG CNECT | European Commission
  • Speaker TBC | IATA (Speaker)

Closing of Day II

Co-inform & ICA event 29-30 September 2021

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Co-inform project is co-funded by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-2017 (CO-CREATION FOR GROWTH AND INCLUSION)
Type of action: RIA (Research and Innovation action)
Proposal number: 770302

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