Concluding event of the project TruLies — The Truth about Lies on Europe
The populist danger is more real than ever. Throughout Europe and beyond, political forces are on the rise, mobilizing more and more supporters and voters through simplification, fear and distortion. European populism in particular, which is based more on emotions than on actual facts and truths, is currently booming.
Against this backdrop, and based on the assumption that Euroscepticism does not have a destructive effect per se, the Institute for European Politics (IEP), in co-operation with Das Progressive Zentrum (DPZ) conceived and implemented the project “TruLies Europe”, with the aim of contributing to the objectivization of the debate on European politics in Germany.
The official closing event of the “TruLies — The Truth about Lies on Europe” project took place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at the Stiftung Mercator’s Projektzentrum Berlin, Neue Promenade 6, 10178 Berlin.
In addition to a brief presentation of the project results, a panel discussion entitled “The Digital Fight Against Windmills? Fact Checking in the Age of Fake News.” was on the program. The agenda can be found here.
In the course of the TruLies project, “fact sheets” were developed for the topics “Migration/Asylum”, “EMU/Financial Policy” and “Political System and Democratic Issues concerning the European Union”. Previous publications of the project can be found on our project home page www.trulies-europe.de.
An event report will follow.