ECePS ERA Chair and REPAIR joint session to reflect on Dutch National Elections 2023: Lessons to Learn on Thursday, December 7, 2023
We are happy to announce that as of the 1st of
November 2022, Prof Dr Vincent Homburg will become the ERA Chair of “e-Governance
and Digital Public Services”. During the past two years, Vincent Homburg was
visiting professor with the ECePS ERA chair team at the Center for IT Impact
Studies CITIS. In his new role, he will supervise junior research fellows with
their PhD research and teaching in the international MA programme “Politics and
Governance in the Digital Age”.
Due to pandemic situation the conference has been postponed to May 20th 2022.
The spread of disinformation is not a phenomenon of today’s time, but it has been exacerbated via its circulation through social media platforms, powered by AI and has become a critical challenge. It casts a shadow over the integrity of public debate and elections, undermining citizens’ trust in democratic institutions, while also negatively impacting on the accuracy and reliability of the information that feeds public opinion.
Disinformation by digital means can by its size and sophistication threaten the bases and essential elements of democracy, the institutions and processes of the state, and the cohesion and proper functioning of society. Digital disinformation is more illegitimate when originating abroad. No country or society is immune from such influence.
World-leading e-governance expert Robert Krimmer elected as Professor of the University of Tartu.
The senate of the University of Tartu elected Robert Krimmer, one of the most influential e-governance experts in the world, as Professor of E-governance of the University of Tartu. Professor Krimmer will lead the established ERA Chair research group at the university to bring research in the field of e-governance and public e-services to international excellence and foster the development of e-governance in Estonia.