"The European project CASE (Network of towns year 2020) was born out of the observation of a rapid change in communication and media technologies and the increasing spread of fake news and propaganda content through the new media, which are creating a constant threat to the cohesion of the EU project as a whole and to the fabric of solidarity at local level.
The CASE project achieved the following objectives:
- Provide citizens with information on the main issues and challenges of the European Union;
- Gather citizens' opinions on these issues;
- To explore new methodologies able to promote active interaction;
- To establish new methodologies of civic engagement and community support.
- To give citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in building an ever closer, democratic and world-oriented Europe, united and enriched by its cultural diversity, thus developing citizenship of the European Union.
- Developing a sense of European identity, based on common values, history and culture.
- Fostering a sense of belonging to the European Union among its citizens, based on knowledge of real information and data.
- To improve mutual understanding between European citizens and between citizens and institutions, by promoting media literacy and actively countering propaganda
- Create tools for local communities to counter disruptive propaganda and fake news enabling resilience of the social and solidarity fabric
- Monitor and collect recommendations on EU policies and actions to counter fake news from a bottom-up perspective.
- First initial local meeting, analysing and presenting the project and its activities and the partnership at local level in each country involved.
- 5 International Meetings in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Finland.
The project involved 10 partners from 10 EU countries (Italy, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Greece, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Serbia).
The project directly involved 648 participants and indirectly 110,000 EU citizens."