Speaker Details

Program Director EDMO and EMIF at EUI

Speaker Paolo Cesarini

Paolo Cesarini

Paolo Cesarini's distinguished career at the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CONNECT) underscores his profound understanding of the challenges posed by disinformation. During his tenure, he spearheaded numerous initiatives addressing the technological transformation of the European media landscape, the intricate relationship between societal concerns and digital media, online disinformation, and bridging the gap between research, technology, and culture. His prior work at the Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), encompassing antitrust and State aid policy, further underscores his versatile and comprehensive background.

In his new role as Programme Director, Paolo Cesarini will guide the efforts of two flagship projects at the School of Transnational Governance, focusing on the critical issue of disinformation: EDMO and EMIF. EDMO represents a collaborative network that brings together fact-checkers, scholars, media professionals, online platforms, and media literacy practitioners from across the European Union to combat disinformation. Parallelly, EMIF serves as a philanthropic grant-giving fund dedicated to supporting researchers, fact-checkers, not-for-profits, and other organisations dedicated to the public interest, all working in the field of disinformation research and the strengthening of media literacy and fact-checking throughout Europe.