On 17th of January 2023, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy organised a closed roundtable discussion titled Monitoring of the EU’s Green Policies: Perceptions and Narratives in the Czech and Slovak Information Space. The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule and attended by experts on the EU’s green policies and disinformation from think-tank communities and academia as well as by journalists who regularly comment on these topics. The event was moderated by Žiga Faktor, EUROPEUM’s Head of the Brussels Office. A short report from the discussion was prepared by our junior researcher and project manager Tatiana Mindeková.
Participants agreed that more activity from the official bodies can lead to a higher interest in the topic from the mainstream media and their readers. It was also highlighted that the strategy needs to be a proactive one as currently, we see ministries and officials reacting to hoaxes that are already spreading but not trying to be the first to communicate what the new policy developments can bring. Connected to the topic of strategic communication, participants also highlighted the role of communication teams and the use of social media.
The whole report is available under the PDF button.