Governance

The governance of EDMO is entrusted to an Executive and an Advisory Board.

Executive Board

The Executive Board ensures the implementation of the tasks of EDMO and is composed by representatives of the different partner institutions.

1. Miguel Poiares Maduro
Miguel Poiares Maduro
Chair

Chair of the Executive Board

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Richard Allan
Member
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Anja Bechmann
Member

Member of the Executive Board

Research

Elda Brogi
Elda Brogi
Member

Member of the Executive Board

Coordinator Policy Analysis and Research

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Nikos Sarris
Member

Member of the Executive Board

Technical Coordinator

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Giovanni Zagni
Member

Member of the Executive Board

Fact-checking Director

The work of both Boards is coordinated and supported by a Secretary-General.
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Paula Gori
Secretary-General, Coordinator

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board, composed of experts who act in their individual capacity, provides guidance on strategy and monitors the Executive Board’s compliance with the project guidelines and principles.

1. de Cock Buning
Madeleine de Cock Buning
Chair
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Alina Bârgăoanu
Member
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Kalina Bontcheva
Member

Prof. Dr. Kalina Bontcheva leads the Natural Language Processing Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. She is also a member of Sheffield’s Center for Freedom of the Media and Senior Research Leader at the Big Data and Smart Society Institute in Bulgaria. Between 2014 and 2016 Bontcheva conceived and lead the PHEME project, which was amongst the first EU projects to study computational methods for the detection and tracking of disinformation in social media. She is currently the scientific director of the WeVerify project. Since 2015 Bontcheva has been working also on real-time social media analysis around United Kingdom general elections and referenda and on monitoring and analysis of online abuse towards UK politicians. Most recently she coauthored an ITU/UNESCO study, Balancing Act: Countering Digital Disinformation while Respecting Freedom of Expression and two UNESCO policy briefs on Combating the Disinfodemic: Working for Truth in the Time of COVID-19.

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Maja Cappello
Member
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Radovan Geist
Member

Radovan Geist is the co-founder and Publisher of EURACTIV Slovakia. Working in media since 2002, he is a regular commentator for Slovak & European media. His weekly columns on European issues are published by dailies Dennik N and Pravda. With PhD degree in political science, he is an external lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Political Science, teaching on political philosophy, authoritarianism and democratic backsliding. His research interests include analysis of political and media discourse, and the impact of EU membership on Visegrad countries (here).

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Christophe Leclercq
Member
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Grégoire Lemarchand
Member
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Sonia Livingstone
Member
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Giacomo Mazzone
Member
9. Parcu
Pier Luigi Parcu
Member
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Sally Reynolds
Member
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Gianni Riotta
Member
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Giovanni Sartor
Member
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Jochen Spangenberg
Member
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Rebekah Tromble
Member
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Peggy Valcke
Member
17. Verschure
Paul Verschure
Member
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Claes H. de Vreese
Member
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Wout van Wijk
Member

Charter of the Governance Body of

the European Digital Media Observatory