From 6 to 15 July 2020, the College of Europe in Natolin, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation (PAFF), supported by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, organize the eighth edition of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA).
WEASA 2020 will look into several topics, including:
- Online moderation and algorithmic radicalisation;
- Election security;
- The fight against disinformation;
- How to better secure our devices and communications.
The WEASA 2020 program will be delivered by prominent academics and analysts from leading European and American think tanks, as well as high-level officials and practitioners. An overview of the WEASA 2020 programme can be found here.
After much consideration, we have made the difficult choice to move all of our WEASA 2020 sessions to a remote format. We have already contacted everybody who applied to inform them of this news.
We plan to split WEASA 2020 into three modules:
- Pre-core – this will include introductory readings, networking, and an opening lecture;
- Core – this will include five intensive modules, consisting of lectures and workshops, conducted over five days from 6 to 10 July 2020;
- Post-core – this will include regular talks and networking sessions for all selected participants.
Our WEASA staff has been hard at work, studying online learning and facilitation methodologies, as to make sure that our programme can still meet the high standards we set ourselves every year. Some of the sessions will be open to selected WEASA 2020 participants, others – to all. We will post information about them both on www.weasa.org and our social media channels.