DIACOMET Project Launch

DIACOMET Project Launch

DIACOMET: Fostering capacity building for civic resilience and participation: Dialogic communication ethics and accountability

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About the project

Digital communication has advanced, expanded and changed how people interact. However, it also spreads conflict, hate speech and disinformation. The many initiators of destructive communication acts are not bound by professional or ethical rules to distribute truthful information. The existing European framework of public communication prevents citizens from influencing media institutions and actors. The EU-funded DIACOMET project will advance ethical and accountable communication by promoting capacity building for civic resilience against disinformation and civic accountability. The project will generate a concept of dialogic communication ethics, providing a framework for an inclusive model of accountability mechanisms that combine media accountability with civic accountability, bound by a civic code of good communication conduct (a new type of communication ethics) are not bound by professional or ethical rules to distribute truthful information. The existing European framework of public communication prevents citizens from influencing media institutions and actors. The EU-funded DIACOMET project will advance ethical and accountable communication by promoting capacity building for civic resilience against disinformation and civic accountability. The project will generate a concept of dialogic communication ethics, providing a framework for an inclusive model of accountability mechanisms that combine media accountability with civic accountability, bound by a civic code of good communication conduct (a new type of communication ethics).

 

Objectives

DIACOMET contributes to the advancement of ethical and accountable communication by fostering capacity building for civic resilience against information distortions and promoting civic accountability. Therefore, DIACOMET aims to generate a concept of dialogic communication ethics (DCE), which would provide a framework for an inclusive model of accountability mechanisms that combine media accountability (the level of organisations) with civic accountability (the level of citizens) and is guided by a Civic Code of Good Communication Conduct (CGC) (a new type of code of communication ethics).

Objectives:

1)     Analysis of the role of dialogic communication in existing ethics codes and guidelines and formulation of the CGC.

2)     A novel concept of inclusive civic accountability bodies and a tested accountability mechanism.

3)     An interactive ‘dilemma game’ and a forum for learning and discussion.

4)     A European network of civic accountability bodies for supporting individuals, groups and organizations to implement the CGC, and to assist in managing ethical issues emerging in public communication.

 

Consortium partners

The project coordinator is Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Public Communications, Lithuania.

Project partners include universities, research institutions, media outlets, and non-governmental organizations. Project partners in alphabetical order are:

·       Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

·       Delfi UAB, Lithuania

·       Hungarian Europe Society, Hungary

·       Praxis Centre for Policy Studies, Estonia

·       Tampere University, Finland

·       Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland (Associated partner)

·       University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands

·       University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

·       University of Tartu, Estonia

 

Project Information

Short name: DIACOMET

Grant agreement ID: 101094816

DOI: 10.3030/101094816

Start date: 1 June 2023

End date: 31 May 2026

Funded under Culture, creativity and inclusive society

Overall budget: EUR 2.998.012,50

EU contribution: EUR 2.998.012,50

 

Hungarian DIACOMET core team

István HEGEDŰS

Erik USZKIEWICZ

 

Funded by the European Union (grant agreement ID: 101094816). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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INVITATION to the workshop "Dilemmas of Democratic Dialogue" organised by the Hungarian Europe Society under the auspices of DIACOMET project Date: 10 April 2024, Wednesday 9:00 AM. – 12:30 PM. Venue: ibis Styles Budapest Center (Budapest, Rákóczi út 58., H-1074) RSVP by 5 April 2024 Program
István Hegedűs and Erik Uszkiewicz travelled for the kick-off meeting of the EU-funded DIACOMET project held on 13-14 June 2023 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
"New EU Ideas and Legislation to Strengthen Media Freedom" was the title of the workshop organised by the Hungarian Europe Society under the auspices of DIACOMET project at its seat in Budapest on 28 November 2023.
Funded by the European Union (grant agreement ID: 101094816). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held...