26 - 27 June 2023
Brussels, Belgium


CIRCOM Regional members are invited to join the The 14th edition of EuroPCom – the European Public Communication Conference that will take place in Brussels from Monday 26th to Tuesday 27th June 2023. The main topic of this year's conference is European democracy.

During this event, on Tuesday 27 June, CIRCOM Regional has been given the opportunity to organises a 2.30 hour workshop:

27th June - 09:15 - 11:45 - CIRCOM Training: Understanding algorithmic content recommendations to find – and fight – dubious content
Are Youtube algorithms addicted to state-controlled foreign outlets? Why is "Nazis" trending on Twitter? These are just a few of the questions answered last year by the EU-funded CrossOver project that monitors which content is recommended by platforms such as Youtube, Facebook or Twitter in answer to a search term.
At this interactive workshop, we will use real-life examples from the CrossOver project and will look through the project's dashboard to find dubious content.
Facilitator: Guillaume Kuster, Co-founder of CheckFirst, former journalist, entrepreneur, and trainer.

Early registration is recommended. The deadline for registration is June 5th.
We will send the list of registered journalists to the CoR which will make all the necessary arrangements and will be in contact with each journalist.

10 journalists from CIRCOM member countries are given the opportunity to attend this workshop and of course welcome to take part in all the other events too of EuroPCom.
The Committee of the Regions will send web journalists and press officers of different regions to this workshop.

Practical information

Travel: organized and booked by The CoR
Arrival: Monday 26 June May
Departure: Tuesday 27 June after the end of the Event (closing date at 14:00pm).

Who pays for what?

CIRCOM Regional provides the training free of charge for delegates from member stations.
All costs (flight and accommodation 1 night, on the 26 June) will be covered and organised by the European Committee of the Regions. Journalists shouldn’t buy any tickets or make hotel reservations themselves. Any other expenses, including food is to be paid for by the delegates.

This will be a chance for delegates to join the dedicated media programme and cover the multitude of workshops and key events. It’s also a unique chance to join the largest and most influential annual event on regional and urban development in the European Union, connecting politicians, academics, experts and citizens with an interest in EU Cohesion Policy.