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Fostering capacity building for civic resilience and participation: Dialogic communication ethics and accountability

Objective

Digital communication enormously expands the number of ways people can interact and engage, but also challenges European societies by spread of conflict instigation, hate speech, and increasing amount of disinformation. The many initiators of destructive communication acts are various actors with diverse interests, who are not bound by either professional or ethical rules or obligations to distribute truthful information or stand for its reliability. The existing framework of public communication does not empower citizens to influence the ways the media institutions and actors operate in European democracies.

DIACOMET contributes to the advancement of ethical and accountable communication by fostering capacity building for civic resilience against information distortions and promoting civic accountability. Therefore, DIACOMET aims to generate a concept of dialogic communication ethics (DCE), which would provide a framework for an inclusive model of accountability mechanisms that combine media accountability (the level of organisations) with civic accountability (the level of citizens) and is guided by a Civic Code of Good Communication Conduct (CGC) (a new type of code of communication ethics).

The DIACOMET proposal explicitly addresses the aims of the Horizon Europe Culture, creativity and inclusive society Work Programme, the Topic, the Call and the European Democracy Action Plan through:

1. Analysis of the role of dialogic communication in existing ethics codes and guidelines and formulation of the CGC.

2. A novel concept of inclusive civic accountability bodies and a tested accountability mechanism.

3. An interactive ‘dilemma game’ and a forum for learning and discussion.

DIACOMET proposes to establish a European network of civic accountability bodies for supporting individuals, groups and organizations to implement the CGC, and to assist in managing ethical issues emerging in public communication.

Coordinator

VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Net EU contribution
€ 483 956,25
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
LT-44248 Kaunas
Lithuania

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 416 375,00
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 417 843,75
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 414 712,50
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 346 656,25
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 390 718,75
Address
Padualaan 99
3584 CH Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAGYARORSZAGI EUROPA TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 223 500,00
Address
Gerloczy U. 11
1052 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIHTASUTUS POLIITIKAUURINGUTE KESKUS PRAXIS
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 151 750,00
Address
Ahtri Tn 6a
10151 Tallinn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DELFI UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 152 500,00
Address
Gyneju Gatve 16
LT-01109 Vilnius

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Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00