Brussels, Belgium

Strategic Communication And Global Information Challenges

online course
when 15 April 2024 - 18 April 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1400

In a rapidly evolving global landscape, strategic communication has emerged as an indispensable skill to navigate the challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI), propaganda, misinformation, and information manipulation. We are thrilled to launch our newest training initiative in collaboration with a network of leading experts, senior scholars, and policymakers from international organisations, and run the first GGI Spring School in 2024 on "Strategic Communication and Global Information Challenges." This unique 4-day programme is designed to equip individuals and organisations with the knowledge, skills, and practical insights needed to tackle the complex issues surrounding strategic communication in the digital age.

Course leader

Sophie Veriter, Global Governance Institute

Target group

The Spring School is tailored for professionals, educators, analysts, policy-makers, and students who are eager to understand and navigate the complexities of strategic communication and global information challenges.

Whether you work in international relations, media, diplomacy, business, or any field influenced by information dynamics, this programme provides you with the essential tools to excel in your career.

Course aim

The evolution of strategic communications and resulting global information challenges have transformed the conduct of international affairs. The means of information propagation are constantly changing and expanding as technology advances in a dynamic media and communications landscape. Strategic communication has become a critical skill in a world where influence operations, ad campaigns, propaganda, public diplomacy, misinformation, bot attacks, and “fake news” are part of our daily lives, both online and offline.

Those forms of soft power have very tangible effects. At the same time, they can contribute to uncertainty and exacerbate existing social inequalities, power structures, and global challenges such as climate change. Information has become a powerful tool, which the next generation of students, analysts, teachers, and business executives must be literate in the conceptual sense as well as from a practical perspective. If data (digital information) is to be considered as “the new oil”, it is essential to harness its potential in an ethical and sustainable fashion.

For these reasons, the Global Governance Institute, together with a network of leading experts, senior scholars, and policy-makers from international organisations (such as the European Union and the Council of Europe) have teamed up to deliver this unique 4-day intensive Spring School from the political capital of Europe.

This programme brings together theoretical, policy-oriented, and practical lessons from inter-disciplinary perspectives ranging from security studies, communication studies, diplomatic studies, strategic studies, cognitive and social psychology, as well as computer science, algorithms studies, and journalism studies. Students will learn first-hand from some of the leading thinkers and experts about major information challenges and how to apply concrete policy solutions and best practices in an integrative manner.

Fee info

EUR 1400: The fee includes online access to all course sessions (synchronously streamed and interactive), learning materials and the digital learning platform.