The EUISS is leading the Countering Foreign Interference (CFI) project. Launched on 1 January 2023, this 3-year, multi-million EU-funded project focuses on enhancing knowledge and developing EU methodologies and tools to detect, analyse, assess, and based on that prevent, deter and counter threats emerging in the information space.
The project’s goal is to enable the EU to address foreign policy needs and forge new partnerships to counter foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI). By doing so, it will contribute to strengthening the resilience and responses against FIMI, reinforcing the EU’s role as a global security provider and defender of democratic values.
Senior Analyst Nad’a Kovalčíková has been appointed as the CFI project Director and manages the project team, which consists of a Project and Finance Manager, and two Project Officers, Leonardo De Agostini and Beatrice Catena.
Implementing partners include:
- the University of Antwerp
- the University of Milano-Bicocca
- the European University Institute – School of Transnational Governance.
The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the European External Action Service.
Funding: the Countering Foreign Interference project is funded by the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) at the European Commission.