Learning from NATO’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A toolkit for countering disinformation among youth

Authors: Cătălina Meiroșu, Vlada Șubernițchi 

This toolkit is meant to provide a short overview of NATO and its efforts in providing security and aid to its member states in the context of and during the Covid-19 crisis. Besides, it provides a set of information on NATO and its response to the Covid-19 crisis in terms of communication strategy and countering disinformation

First of all, the  material provides an overview of NATO’s activity and its importance in the international arena, as well as its response to the COVID-19 crisis in the two stages so far in terms of humanitarian aid, communication strategy, security, public health, etc. In addition, the toolkit focuses on how NATO has responded to the crisis and how it has dealt with various channels of disinformation and threats, including some examples of fake news visible in the public space.

Moreover, the toolkit focuses on how young people can be engaged to identify and counter disinformation and proposes several  recommendations that can help them in identifying fake news.

Finally, here you can find a set of practice cases among NATO allies in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

The handbook is available here

This handbook is part of the project “NATO’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic: How youths can understand NATO efforts and help fight propaganda” implemented by the Romanian Centre for European Policies and financed by NATO Public Diplomacy Division