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The Institute of European Democrats (IED), is a non-profit association based in Brussels. It is an innovative European political and cultural Research Institute that offers fresh political ideas as well as a strong and respected cultural background to the European Democratic Party (EDP) to which it is formally affiliated. It is steered by the Board of Directors and supported by a Scientific Committee.

In order to contribute to develop a political debate at the EU level, where alternative policies confront each other, the IED is organizing conferences and seminars where politicians, experts, EU and national officials, academics and others can discuss critically. In addition the IED regularly publishes Podcasts and Publications to enhance solutions for common policy challenges in Europe.

Latest Podcast

What if we immunised citizens from fake news?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season2, No. 2 / 04.06.2021

Disinformation campaigns in Europe, whether driven by domestic or external actors, bring about harmful effects on the public debate, by disseminating distrust towards institutions and science. And with a massive vaccination campaign being currently rolled out, disinformation could be the Achilles heel of Europe.

As the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is still surrounded by uncertainty and the capacity of European governments to effectively deal with the health crisis is put under strain by anti-vax movements, we must ask ourselves, what if... we immunised citizens from fake news?

A conversation with Andrzej Potocki, Vice President of the Polish party Stronnictwo Demokratyczne and Peter Kréko, a social psychologist and Director of the "Political Capital Institute", in Budapest.

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