Disinformation on migration after the invasion of Ukraine: Boosting resilience

How can we counter disinformation on migration? On 28 September from 16:00 to 17:30 CET, together with EPC and FEPS, we invite you to discuss strategies against fake news and information manipulation.

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The European Policy Centre (EPC), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) are pleased to invite you to a hybrid (in-person and online) policy dialogue on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, from 16:00-17:30 (CET). It will take place at the European Policy Centre, Rue du Trône 14-16, 1000 Brussels and online.

Promote a more balanced and informed public discourse on migration

Disinformation distorts perceptions and contributes to shaping the political discourse. It appeals to people’s beliefs and taps into their worries, even amplifying them. Manipulated statistics, out-of-context information and false claims about migrants and refugees are particularly pervasive. Disinformation narratives frame them as a fundamental threat to Europeans’ health, wealth and identity.

Therefore, this hybrid event will discuss the actions needed to build up societal resilience against disinformation and promote a more balanced and informed public discourse on migration. Drawing on past and current EPC studies supported by FES and FEPS, it will also offer an opportunity to reflect on existing and future challenges, particularly in relation to the displacement of millions of Ukrainians in Europe.


  • László Andor, Secretary General, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; and Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 
  • Tina Zournatzi, Head of Communications, DG HOME, European Commission
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament, S&D
  • Hrishabh Sandilya, Senior Programme Manager, European Programme for Integration and Migration; and Co-Founder, ReImagined Futures
  • Myria Georgiou, Professor of Media and Communication, London School of Economics
  • Alberto-Horst Neidhardt, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre 

Moderated by Hedwig Giusto, Senior Research Fellow at the FEPS and Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post


To attend in-person, please register here.

To attend online, please register here.

This panel discussion is part of a series of events to present and discuss the findings and recommendations of FES, FEPS and EPCs multiannual project on disinformation. The next event will take place (only in person) in Berlin (German/English) on 21 October. A few weeks later, on 7 November, the project findings will be presented in a hybrid format (in-person and online) in Rome (Italian/English).

For more information, please contact Tobias Schmitt or get in touch with Anastasia Karatzas.