Putting the Action Plan into Practice

Opportunities and challenges for
countering disinformation in the EU

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About the Event

After the U.S. elections, protecting vital democratic processes from nation state-led cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns is on everyone’s mind. Governments, companies, non-profits and others worldwide have a critical part to play in addressing disinformation and election interference broadly.

These challenging times highlight the importance of ensuring that people can trust the information they see online. With the European Democracy Action Plan publication, the EU is taking the lead in setting standards for a safer and trustworthy online environment, safeguarding our fundamental values in an increasingly complex online environment.

Microsoft invites you to join us in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges regarding the implementation of one of the main pillars of the Action Plan – countering disinformation.


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22 March | 15:00 - 16:30 CET

15:00 – 15:05

Introduction by Casper Klynge, Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

15:05 – 15:15

Keynote by Morten Løkkegaard, MEP, INGE Vice-Chair of the INGE Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation

Irena Bednarich
EMEA Director, Corporate Affairs, HPE

15:15 – 16:00

Code of Practice on disinformation – best practices and the way forward

  • Krisztina Stump, Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, DG CNECT
  • Lubos Kuklis, Council Representative, ERGA
  • Eliska Pirkova, Europe Policy Officer, Access Now
  • Romain Digneaux, Policy Officer, DOT Europe
  • Kristine Berzina, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy, GMF (Moderator)

Khalil Rouhana
Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

16:00 – 16:15

Enhancing user awareness – Promising steps forward on identifying deep fakes

Presentation of Project Origin by Ashish Jaiman, Director of Technology Operations, Microsoft

16:15 – 16:25


16:25 – 16:30


Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Member of the Interim Management Team and acting Interim CTO of the GAIA-X AISBL (under incorporation) 



Morten Løkkegaard

MEP & Vice Chair of INGE Committee

European Parliament

Krisztina Stump

Krisztina Stump

Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, DG CNECT

European Commission

Casper Klynge

Casper Klynge

Vice President, European Government Affairs


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Ashish Jaiman

Director of Technology Operations


Ľuboš Kukliš

Ľuboš Kukliš

Council Representative


Eliska Pirkova

Eliška Pírková

Europe Policy Officer

Access Now

Romain Digneaux

Romain Digneaux

Policy Officer

DOT Europe

Kristine Berzina

Kristine Berzina

Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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