09:30h - 19:00h

We build spaces of media trust

C/ de Girona, 34 interior, 08010 Barcelona See mapa

Misinformation (or fake news) has always surrounded us. However, widespread access to technology and the rapid digitization of education have made this complex phenomenon even more relevant and urgent.

Now, more than ever, we understand that our children, teenagers, and young adults are highly exposed to large volumes of information that might be of low quality or even malicious. This exposure leads to risks of ideological manipulation, demotivation for learning, democratic disaffection, polarization, and even problems related to physical and/or mental health. Moreover, disinformation and hate speech have a significantly greater impact on the most vulnerable communities, who possess fewer tools and strategies to shield themselves from the damaging influence of such information.

For this reason, educational institutions and socio-educational organizations play a crucial role in the fight against disinformation. They bear the responsibility of preparing future generations to confront this challenge effectively. In classrooms and other informal educational settings, we can foster the skill of detecting misinformation (fact-checking) among students. This empowers them to become proactive agents in preventing the spread of false news. Simultaneously, we aim to cultivate spaces of media trust in digital realms.

At the "I don't fall for it" event, we aim to address this challenge, raising awareness and initiating action. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with internationally recognized professionals, delve into the latest educational research, discover advanced models of informational and media literacy (AMI), and explore ongoing educational practices involving children and young adults in our region.

Program of the event:

  • 09:30 - 10:00: Welcome to the Social Hub! Enjoy coffee and networking.
  • 10:00 - 10:25: Event kickoff by Alba Tobella - Verificat.
  • 10:25 - 10:30: Introduction to the Desfake Centers project in Catalonia.
  • 10:30 - 10:50: Lecture: "AMI in Education: Concept and Framework" by Kari Kivinen.
  • 10:50 - 11:20: Coffee break
  • 11:20 - 11:35: Musical interlude by IE El Til·ler, featuring Domi Viñas.
  • 11:35 - 12:45: Experiences: “What institutions and civil society can do to promote Media and Informational Alphabetisation” with European and US examples
    • Rayan Temara, Outreach and Advocacy Associate – Lie Detectors.
    • Alex Mahadevan - Director, Media Wise (USA)
    • Vanesa Hernandez Perez - Head, Children's Strategic Unit, Catalan Audiovisual Corporation (CCMA)
  • Roundtable: Let’s be late! What should we in the institutions do?’ with rapporteurs and Kari Kivinen.
      • Moderated by Lorenzo Marini
  • 12:45 - 13:00: Overview of the Digital Equity Laboratory Working Group and Media Trust by Héctor Martínez.
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Research Insights: "Current Research Insights: Lessons, Conclusions, and Forward-Thinking Research Directions" with:
    • Santiago Tejedor - Professor and Director, Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, UAB.
    • Charo Sadaba - PhD in Communication, Full Professor of Advertising, University of Navarra.
    • Eva Herrero - PhD in Media Research, Professor of Journalism, UC3M Department of Communication.
    • Moderated by Azucena Vázquez - Director of Digital Transformation, Escuela21, and Coordinator, SX3 Academy, CCMA.
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00: Desfake Centers discussion circle. Exclusively for educators and Desfake project participants. Other attendees can network in the social HUB.
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Exploring Media Trust: Transitioning from Mistrust to Authenticity. Featuring:
    • 50' Dialogue with Albert Aguilera (Catalan Corporation of Audiovisual Media, CCMA) and Domi Viñas (Director, IE El Til·ler institute). Moderated by Coral Regí, an educator and consultant in educational transformation.
    • 10' Coffee Break: Attendees can choose their desired workshop during this time.
    • Workshops: Participate in one of the four showcased experiences promoting informational media learning:
      • Proposal 1: Catesco
      • Proposal 2: Verificat
      • Proposal 3: Junior Report

The event will be streamed online up to this point (workshops will not be broadcast). We encourage in-person attendance to fully immerse yourself in the event's experience.

We build spaces of media trust
C/ de Girona, 34 interior, 08010 Barcelona


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