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All you need to know about Threads with Matthias Lüfkens

2024-03-14T13:59:39+00:00

The European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) invites you to join us on Thursday, March 21, at 15:00 CET for a virtual lecture All you need to know about Threads with Matthias Lüfkens. Since Elon Musk took over, the situation at X has been chaotic, to say the least. There has been a rise in hate speech, technical problems due to the firing of the majority of its workforce, surveillance concerns, election violence, and an increase of users' security and privacy risks. Consequently, the number of users has dropped, and advertising has shrunk. Meta saw this as an opportunity and created [...]

All you need to know about Threads with Matthias Lüfkens2024-03-14T13:59:39+00:00

Digital Diplomacy in Action: Another Succesfully Concluded EDDE Training Bled

2024-03-02T10:04:39+00:00

In 2024, a staggering number of over 4 billion individuals, representing half the planet's population, will exercise their right to vote. This year, the power of strategic communication holds unprecedented significance for the future of humanity. It transcends mere countering of disinformation; rather, it becomes paramount in safeguarding democracy itself. In this pivotal moment, digital communication emerges as a most important tool, poised to shape the course of events and uphold the values of democratic governance. This year, our first multilateral EDDE training that just successfully concluded, was as relevant as ever. This time, we were all about Enhancing Digital Strategic [...]

Digital Diplomacy in Action: Another Succesfully Concluded EDDE Training Bled2024-03-02T10:04:39+00:00

European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) Training on Digital Strategic Messaging Coming Up in Bled

2024-02-21T22:38:23+00:00

We are thrilled to announce that we have another intensive four-day training coming up soon. This training, titled "Enhancing Digital Strategic Messaging," is scheduled to be held from February 27 to March 1, 2024, in the breathtaking setting of Bled, Slovenia. In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, effective communication is paramount. This training is tailor-made for government communicators seeking to enhance their skills in digital strategic messaging and persuasive techniques. Led by experts and practitioners in this field, the sessions will provide practical insights into navigating the complexities of digital communication, ensuring participants are well-equipped to tackle the challenges of [...]

European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) Training on Digital Strategic Messaging Coming Up in Bled2024-02-21T22:38:23+00:00

EDDE Collaborative Messaging Mechanism Continues Showing Strong Support for Ukraine

2024-02-21T22:22:11+00:00

Two years have passed since the Russian Federation initiated its illegal invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. This act shattered the peace that had prevailed on the European continent for seven decades, despite the resolute vows of "Never again" that followed the Second World War. But as the German philosopher Georg Hegel once said: “The only thing that we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, it became our global community's duty to respond and demonstrate strong support for Ukraine. The Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian [...]

EDDE Collaborative Messaging Mechanism Continues Showing Strong Support for Ukraine2024-02-21T22:22:11+00:00

Do’s and Don’t’s of Governmental Voice in Social Media with Matt Navarra

2024-02-13T21:43:14+00:00

The European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) invites you to join us on Thursday, February 15, from 16:00 to 17:00 CET for a virtual lecture Do's and Don't's of Governmental Voice in Social Media, with Matt Navarra. Matt Navarra's twenty-year career spans from the public to the private sector. At the beginning of his career, the world of social media was still non-existent, but it has undergone a remarkable evolution in the last two decades. Social media has become our everyday, our new reality. The last twenty years have reshaped the way we connect, communicate and consume. It has influenced [...]

Do’s and Don’t’s of Governmental Voice in Social Media with Matt Navarra2024-02-13T21:43:14+00:00

Follow to be Followed: How Digital Becomes Diplomacy with Ilan Manor

2024-01-10T13:39:42+00:00

The European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) invites you to join us on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 15:00 – 16:00 CET for a virtual lecture Follow to be Followed: How Digital Becomes Diplomacy with Ilan Manor. Ilan Manor's work of the past couple of years explores the growing significance of social media in the world of diplomacy. In the first years of the 21st century, societies worldwide underwent an accelerated process of digitalisation. In order to remain relevant and influential, counter the proliferation of malign actors online, match the rising importance of journalists and bloggers and connect with foreign [...]

Follow to be Followed: How Digital Becomes Diplomacy with Ilan Manor2024-01-10T13:39:42+00:00

Exploring New Trends in Digital Diplomacy: TikTok-ification of Digital Diplomacy by Andreas Sandre

2023-12-15T13:41:45+00:00

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking lecture that promises to unravel the world of digital diplomacy in the shape of short-video platforms. Join us for an insightful exploration led by Andreas Sandre, an esteemed author and researcher in this field. Date: 19 December, 2023 Time: 15:00 - 16:00 CET About Andreas Sandre: Andreas Sandre is the author of “Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy” (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015) and “Twitter for Diplomats” (DiploFoundation, February 2013). His research on TikTok will be featured in the upcoming “Oxford Handbook on Digital Diplomacy” (Oxford University Press, 2023). Andreas is [...]

Exploring New Trends in Digital Diplomacy: TikTok-ification of Digital Diplomacy by Andreas Sandre2023-12-15T13:41:45+00:00

In Memoriam – Ilija Zhupanoski

2023-11-21T07:24:48+00:00

We mourn the loss of our friend, our member, a Man with a capital letter, a man of a good heart, a man with a beautiful soul, a man of calming presence and incredible charm. An immense void remains in the hearts of those who knew him. There are no words that can fill that empty space. Born in Skopje in 1982, he completed secondary economics school and the Faculty of Economics in Skopje, then earned a master's degree in information systems at Lund University in Sweden. Ilija played a pivotal role as a youth activist in founding and [...]

In Memoriam – Ilija Zhupanoski2023-11-21T07:24:48+00:00

How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past with Jason Steinhauer

2023-12-15T13:52:43+00:00

In todays’ digital world, the intersection of history and technology has transformed ways in how we perceive, engage with, and disseminate historical narratives. Renowned historian and author, Jason Steinhauer, explores the impact of the digital revolution on historical discourse, shedding light on how social media, online communities, and the democratization of historical information have altered our understanding of the past. He is an author of a book 'History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past.' This lecture will invite participants to critically examine the challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations surrounding history in the age [...]

How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past with Jason Steinhauer2023-12-15T13:52:43+00:00

EDDE is set for (at least) another three years

2023-09-13T09:30:50+00:00

The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, in collaboration with the Centre for European Perspective (CEP), proudly introduced the European Digital Diplomacy Exchange (EDDE) in 2017. This groundbreaking initiative has been dedicated to empowering European governments to harness the potential of emerging technologies in their quest to promote democratic values, strengthen institutional foundations, and enrich societies. EDDE achieves these goals by developing and enhancing national-level digital strategic communication strategies and counter-disinformation policies, not only bolstering public trust in government communications but also combatting the influence of disinformation. Since its beginning, EDDE has successfully trained hundreds of mid- and high-level government communications [...]

EDDE is set for (at least) another three years2023-09-13T09:30:50+00:00
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