10:00 - 15:00

28 October - 28 October

National Library of Estonia Narva mnt 11

Online participation is still open here. On-site places full!

Russia's military offensive in Ukraine exacerbates the risk of information conflicts in Estonia. Free societies are trying to divide themselves by spreading hostile narratives, and these are difficult to contain regardless of restricting access to propaganda channels. Depending on media consumption, all groups in society are open to hostile information operations. Including teachers, students and parents.

The conference will focus on the methods, channels and ways to prevent the spread of disinformation, and is aimed in particular at teachers and educators. The conference will mark the end of the nationwide Media Literacy Month in October 2022.

The conference will be chaired by communication expert Ilmar Raag.

Session I, 10-12 "What opportunities are created by media consumption turning into an information war?"

10.00 - 10.20 - Ilmar Raag, communication expert

"What challenges does the information war pose to society?"

10.20 - 10.40 - Heidi Reinson, Senior Expert in Behavioural Sciences, Kantar Emor research company

How do we bamboozle young people? The power of the word and the messenger to persuade young people.

10.40 - 11.00 - Olga Peresild, Head of Media Agency MediaCom Estonia

"Why can't students and teachers find each other? Trends in media consumption by young people and children in Estonia and worldwide."

11.00 - 11.20 - Juergen Klemm, Defence Police Department.

"What are the (information) attacks that create an impact? What are the manifestations of hybrid attacks against Estonia?"

11.20 - 11.30 a.m. - Eva Ladva, Media Literacy Specialist, Estonian National Library.

"How to keep up to date with the research and literature on disinformation and information warfare?"

11.30 - 12.10 - Panel discussion.

Olga Peresild, Juergen Klemm, Heidi Reinson, Eva Ladva and moderated by Ilmar Raag will participate in the session.

12.10 - 13.00 - LUNCH.


Session II, 13-15 "Practical information warfare. How to resist it?"

13.00 - 13.05 - Ilmar Raag, introduction.

13.05 - 13.20 - SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.

13.20 - 13.50 - MEDIA EXPERIENCE: Patrick Große, Erika Marzano (Deutche Welle).

"How to reach unreached audiences through new channels? Opportunities for TikTok in the information war.

13.50 - 14.05 - MEDIA EXPERIENCE: Kaili Malts, Delfi Faktikontroll.

"How to check the validity of a story?". Delfi Fact Checking Toolbox." 


"In an information war, is it enough just to defend yourself?". Project Palderjan"

14.20 - 14.35 - THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE: Siim Kumpas, Adviser in the Strategic Communication Division of the European External Action Service,

"Siim Kumpas, European Commissioner for External Relations, Siim Kallas Kumpas, European Commissioner for External Relations. How Russia is waging information warfare in the EU's neighbourhood."

14.35 - 15.00 - Panel discussion: "How to win the information war in schools?".

 15.00 end of the conference


PLACES ARE FULL but the conference will be webstreamed live. Registration to participate in the conference online is open here.

The event will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook and WorksUp. It will also be available on Delfi and Postimehe.

The conference is organised in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Estonia and participation is free of charge.

Source: https://www.nlib.ee/et/sundmused/desinformatsiooni-aastakonverents-%E2%80%9Ekuidas-v%C3%B5ita-infos%C3%B5da-koolis%E2%80%9C