During a short practical webinar held on July 10th by memebers of the European Observatory Against Disinformation (SOMA), the NTCenter’s team  who attended the digital event had the opportunity to present to SOMA members the unique De Facto approach. As SOMA is focused on digital tools faciltating fact-checking and tracking of disinformation, we agreed that…

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We are pleased to announce that De Facto has become the latest member of the EU Observatory for disinformation (Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis – SOMA). This comes as a recognition of our work on mis- and disinformation, and will provide a valuable contribution to SOMA’s efforts in fact-checking and tracing disinformation.…

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The first training on De Facto approach to identify and counteract disinformation in education context took place between 27th and 31st of January in Ghent, Belgium. Our hosts from Arteveldehogeschool did their best to create friendly and inspiring working environment for the 21 participants from the 7 partner organisations. The reception of De Facto theoretical…

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De Facto goes public in front of educators from 7 countries in just 7 days from now! On January 27, teachers and trainers from seven EU countries meet in Ghent, Belgium, to witness the first ever De Facto training session and workshops. This will be the culmination of years of hard work on development and…

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On December 6, 2019, in Sofia, the Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ held its annual conference which this year also coincided with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the organisation. It was a high-profile event attended by several cabinet ministers and deputies, and the opening speech was delivered by Mrs Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for…

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We are pleased to announce that we have now activated a Facebook group targeted at the wider community of education professionals and stakeholders. In the very short-term, this group will serve as a pre-training launch pad for the 4 “big” training events. These are scheduled for January through April in Belgium, Czechia, Bulgaria and Poland.…

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During an intensive 2-day work meeting, with all De Facto partners having gathered on September 5-6 in Palermo, Sicily, we reviewed the progress on the key outputs of the project. Reports indicate that the challenging timetable is being successfully followed and that a total of 8 thematic case studies are nearing completion. With each case…

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In the last few months, while many people enjoy their vacation, we were working on setting up and expanding another communication channel to stay close to our audience. The new De Facto page on Facebook now has more than 1700 followers and the community is growing at a pace. We will be using this channel…

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With summer in full swing, De Facto is not on vacation. Partners are working intensively on a set of very specific case studies through which, in a variety of learning environment, we will be introducing to educators and learners the new approach to mis- and disinformation based on cognitive science. We have already agreed most…

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