The Consortium

The Hatedemics Consortium of 13 partners  and 1 associated partner representing 7 MSs brings forward a broad European perspective with exceptional expertise. All the partners and associated partners have a wide network of relevant stakeholders  This network stems directly from the involvement in hundreds of international, EU and nationally funded research projects. 
The Consortium is coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK). Top research institute in Italy, FBK is a research non-profit public interest entity. It consists of a community of over 400 researchers and 120 doctoral students. FBK participates in the project with its Digital Society Centre, a multidisciplinary group of 100+ researchers and technologists., All partners can be seen below

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

The leading research institute in Italy, Fondazione Bruno Kessler is a non-profit public interest entity being half a century old. Through 2 scientific hubs, 7 research centres, 410 researchers, 2 specialized libraries, 7 laboratories,  Fondazione Bruno Kessler provides research excellence in science and technology with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and to the applicative dimension. For further information about Fondazione Bruno Kessler please visit:


Saher (Europe)

Taken from the Arabic word for “watchman”, Saher (Europe) is a safety and security research, training and consultancy based in Estonia operating at a global level. The strategic aim of Saher (Europe) is to develop the intersection between the four key stakeholders in the international security domain including: citizens; government, industry and academia. For further information about Saher (Europe) please visit:


The Demagog Association is the first fact-checking organization in Poland. Our mission is to fight fake news and disinformation and provide citizens with reliable, unbiased and verified information. By educating the society, we want to raise the quality of public debate in Poland.

Since 2014, we have been verifying the statements of politicians, checking election promises, fighting fake news and disinformation. We share knowledge and educate. We are also engaged in spreading the idea of fact-checking in Poland. As part of the fight against fake news, we also conduct workshops and implement an educational project called Fact-Checking Academy.

We are signatories to the2022 EuropeanCode of Practice on disinformationand the Polish Code of Good Practices in Combating Disinformation. We are members of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), the European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN), and the fact-checking community of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO).



Fundación is a non-profit foundation based in Spain that builds public trust by fighting disinformation and promoting transparency through journalism, education, technology, research and policy action. Its work is underscored by specialised teams, cutting edge technological tools, and an extensive community of citizens that collaborates with the organisations in the battle against disinformation.’ mission is to provide all actors affected—from legislators and digital platforms to journalists, citizens & educators—with tools, capacities, and evidence-based content so that they can make informed decisions, and together foster a more resilient, accessible, and trustworthy media & information ecosystem.


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NASK is a National Research Institute whose mission is to develop and implement solutions which facilitate the development of information and communication networks in Poland, in addition to improving their effectiveness and security. We carry out research and development projects as well as projects aimed at improving the security of Polish civilian cyberspace. Another of our important activities is educating users and promoting the concept of an information society, primarily with the goal of protecting children and young people from hazards posed by new technologies.


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CESIE ETS is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily.

It is a non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the pacifist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE links local, national and international contexts and is committed to stimulating development and change in educational, cultural, and economic spheres through the creation and use of innovative tools and methods.

Specifically, this project is under the Rights and Justice Unit at CESIE which is focused on:

  • Promoting equality, diversity and non-discrimination, gender equality and rights awareness.
  • Supporting victims of violence with a focus on gender-based violence, child abuse and online/offline violence, polarization and radicalization.
  • Preventing violence with a focus on gender-based violence, child abuse and online/offline violence, polarization and radicalization.

The Euro-Arab Foundation (FUNDEA) is a highly specialized institution that works within the fields of cooperation, education, training and research, creating a space for dialogue and collaboration between the countries of the European Union and the Arab League as well as between the local, regional, national and European social and institutional actors and its Arab and Islamic communities’ agents on the other. It is a non-for-profit research, education and cultural institution that has its origins in a European Parliament resolution of March 30th 1984.

The Foundation is entrusted with producing and promoting cultural, scientific and academic relations between Europe and the Arab World, throughout the dissemination of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced by the Foundation itself and by universities, research centres and civil society organizations, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of dialogue.

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Pagella Politica ( and Facta ( are two fact-checking projects owned by the Italian company TFCF SRL, founded in 2012 (before 2020 named Pagella Politica Srls).

Pagella Politica is a political fact-checking project active since 2012 with the mission to verify claims made by Italian politicians and other public figures, using publicly available or specifically requested data, facts and figures. Facta was launched in April 2020 as a spin-off website entirely devoted to debunking (non-political fact-checking). The two projects share the same director and part of the management but have separate newsrooms.

In over a decade of activity, Pagella Politica and Facta (PP/F), both of which are verified signatories of the Code of Principles of the International Fact-Checking Network, have established themselves as leading voices in political fact-checking and in the debate around disinformation in Italy, at the same time becoming two of the most active and visible projects in Europe. Their work is routinely quoted in major Italian media and they have collaborated with a range of academic and media institutions, including the Italian national broadcaster RAI and the newswire agency AGI.

PP/F are funding members of several key EU-level projects aimed at tackling disinformation (European Digital Media Observatory - EDMO, Italian Digital Media Observatory - IDMO, European Fact-Checking Standards Network - EFCSN, among others) as well as a number of media and information literacy actions (EU project and other collaborations) aimed at enhancing MIL skills in schools, universities and other educational centers in Italy.

The Victim Support Agency (VSA) was established under Legal Notice 418 of 2020. Its mission statement is; ‘Acting as a National contact point for victims of crime; enhancing a holistic approach towards needs and support for better quality of life. Helping victims find their voice and become survivors!’. For further information about the Agency please;

The Center for Andalusian Studies , a public foundation attached to the Ministry of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification of the Government of Andalusia, is a non-profit scientific and cultural entity, whose founding objectives are the promotion of scientific research and the generation of knowledge of the social, economic and cultural reality of Andalusia to contribute positively to decision making. of the public and private institutions that influence the social, political, economic and cultural development of the Autonomous Community.

With more than 20 years of experience, the Foundation develops an annual Action Plan open to the academic and specialized community and to society in general that includes, among other initiatives with a long history, the Public Call for Research Projects, the Thesis Awards Doctoral programmes, the Andalusian Barometer, the Specialization Courses program and the publishing of publications, both scientific and informative.

ALDA is key stakeholder in the field of local democracy, active citizenship, and cooperation
between local authorities and civil society in Europe, its Neighbourhood, and all around the
World, mainly acting through participative methods and decentralised cooperation.
ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe to coordinate and
support the network of the Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs), which are self- sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self-government, with which ALDA collaborates in many activities.
ALDA is a membership-based organisation gathering over 300 members, including local
authorities, associations of local authorities, and civil society organisations, coming from more
than 54 countries in the enlarged Europe.

SOS Malta is a registered voluntary organisation which was founded in 1991 and works with local and international partners. The organisation helps socially disadvantaged groups to improve their quality of life by providing them with support services and opportunities for development and change. SOS Malta also advocates for social issues and promotes good care models and practises. SOS Malta operates on five pillars which encompass the above objectives. These are: Social Solidarity, Volunteering, Overseas Development, Research and Training and Fund Operator of EEA-Norway grants specifically for NGOs. The project managers are entrusted with the management and implementation of projects under these five pillars.

As part of the Overseas Development pillar, SOS Malta has been a catalyst for the long-term social, economic and political development of people in need since its foundation. It started by helping the Albanians in Albania in difficult times way back in 1992 and the Kosovo crisis in 1999. Since then, SOS Malta has been present in various countries to provide humanitarian aid, be it during natural disasters or in times of war, such as recently in Ukraine and now in Gaza.

Under the Social Solidarity pillar, SOS Malta implements projects that promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups and combat the stigma and discrimination that lead to this exclusion.

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The Center for Citizenship Education (Poland)
We are a not-for-profit organization from 30 years committed to support schools. Our mission is to inspire school communities to adopt innovative teaching methods and introduce significant social issues to their work with students. Every year, we engage with 40,000 teachers and school principals from 10,000 schools across the country.
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