EVENT: Thursday, 8 July 16:00-17:15 CET | Building Resilience: Disinformation and Literacy in an Age of Digital Transformation


Lie Detectors invites you to a webinar featuring Sandra Kalniete MEP,  Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck presenting lessons and recommendations for building resilience to disinformation. The agenda is now complete with EU Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová contributing a pre-recorded address.

As Europe prepares strategies to tackle the online disinformation and conspiracy theories that threaten democracy and human health, Lie Detectors is hosting a webinar to present lessons learned from the pandemic and present recommendations for action.


  • In opening remarks, Sandra Kalniete, MEP (EPP) and rapporteur of the INGE committee, will provide perspective on equipping Europe to resist foreign information interference.
  • EU Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová will highlight the role of media literacy in building a resilient Europe in a recorded address
  • Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, will present the OECD’s latest PISA report “21st Century Readers: Developing Literacy Skills in a Digital World”
  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Executive Director of Lie Detectors, will present new findings on the rapid development of adult and child use of online data, on the effectiveness of media literacy training delivered by journalists, and on the role of teachers acting as multipliers in fighting fake news.


The event will be moderated by Deutsche Welle and NPR journalist and moderator Teri Schultz. The audience will have the opportunity to hear findings and recommendations for concrete action, and to pose questions to the speakers.


Agenda | Thursday 8 July 2021, 16:00-17:15


Date: Thursday, 8 July 2021
Time: 16:00-17:15 CET