|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: Secretariat General|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 790|
Communication published by the European Commission on 3 December 2020, setting out a European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP).
The EDAP is aimed at EU institutions, national governments and parliaments, as well as other national authorities, political parties, media and civil society, and online platforms. It sets out a reinforced EU policy framework and specific measures to:
The Commission's strategy includes plans to propose legal action on political advertising, recommend measures to tackle safety of journalists and present an initiative to protect them from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). The Commission is also to steer efforts to overhaul the existing Code of Practice of Disinformation. The plan includes throughout an emphasis on empowering citizens and civil society to counter the threats.
This action plan was first announced in the Political Guidelines put forward by the President of the European Commission and featured in the Commission's 2020 Work Programme. It was published on 3 December 2020 alongside the Media and Audiovisual Action Plan (MAAP).
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Democracy, Elections, Information Society|
|Keywords||Disinformation | Fake News, Public Communication | Narratives
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|