FactCRICIS: European Fact-Checking Response in Climate Crises

FactCRICIS is an initiative to improve the capacities of European fact-checking organisations to tackle crisis situations. It will support fact-checkers to identify and debunk disinformation campaigns related to climate change and other crises, fostering more rapid, impactful and coordinated responses within and across European borders.

For the project, EFCSN and 21 of its member organisations will work alongside the research and technological expertise of the Germany-based university TU Dortmund, the Spanish fact-checking and technological development organisations Newtral and Maldita.es, the science and technology-focused fact-checking organisation Science Feedback, and Bulgaria-based AI and data management company Ontotext.

Its goal is to establish a comprehensive package of practical resources—combining cutting edge technological tools with climate expertise—designed to bolster the preparedness of European fact-checkers to respond to climate mis/disinformation and foster cross-border collaboration.

The project launched in May 2024 and will last for 18 months.

EFSCN member organizations participating in the project are:  Factcheck.bgAFPAPACorrectivDelfiDemagog PLDemagog.czdpaEFEEllinika HoaxesAntifake.rofactcheck.vlaanderen, FaktografFactualLes SurligneursMaldita.esNewtralOntotextOstroPagella Politica, Facta.news, Polígrafo, Pravda, Science Feedback, TU Dortmund, Verificat

Contact: https://efcsn.com/contact

This project is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.

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