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European Values Center for Security Policy is organizing a conference on disinformation, centered on Georgia and Western Balkans case studies, in cooperation with Transition Promotion Program of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and International Visegrad Fund, under auspices of MEP Markéta Gregorová of Greens/European Free Alliance.

We will be covering the state of play of Kremlin’s influence, discussing ways of facing this threat and sharing lessons on personal security in this line of work. Useful perspectives from Georgia and Western Balkans will be supplemented by our own experience from the Czech Republic.

The conference will take place on December 3rd in Brussels. 

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PROGRAM:

9:00 Registration (welcome coffee)

9:25-9:30

Introductory remarks:

  • Jakub Janda, Executive Director, European Values Center for Security Policy, CZ

9:30-10:15

Launch of Kremlin Watch Strategy

  • Jakub Janda, Executive Director, European Values Center for Security Policy, CZ
  • Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, DE
  • Lukas Andriukaitis, Research Associate, DFRLab, Atlantic Council, LT

10:20-12:00 

The State of Play of Kremlin’s Malign Influence in Georgia and How to Face It

  • Moderator: Markéta Gregorová, Member of European Parliament, Greens/European Free Alliance, CZ
  • Mariam Tsitsikashvili, Special Fellow at the European Values Center for Security Policy & Project Manager and Research Fellow, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), GE
  • Paata Gaprindashvili, Director/Board Member, Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), GE
  • Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director, Media Development Foundation, GE
  • Tinatin Khidasheli, Chairperson, Civic Idea, GE
  • Zviad Adzinbaia, Nonresident Fellow, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, GE

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-13:30 

Case Study in Eastern Partnership: Personal & Cyber Security of NGO & Journalists

  • Andrea Michalcová, Deputy Director, European Values Center for Security Policy, CZ
  • Tinatin Gogoladze, Project Coordinator, Media Development Foundation, GE

13:30-15:00 

The State of Play of Kremlin’s Malign Influence in the Western Balkans and How to Face It

  • Moderator: Veronika Víchová, Head of Kremlin Watch Program, European Values Center for Security Policy, CZ
  • Amb. Janina Hřebíčková, Special Envoy for Western Balkans, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CZ
  • Marko Pankovski, Reseacher, Institute for democracy Societas Civilis Skopje, MK
  • Emir Zulejhic, Researcher, Zasto NE, BA
  • Lorant Gyori, Political Analyst, Political Capital Institute, HU