The EU's Rapid Alert System: What are the Results? - EU.
The rapid alert system should be in place by March 2019; and will be followed by further strengthened resources. Andrus Ansip, the EU’s Vice-President responsible for the digital single market, said: “We need to be united and join our forces to protect our democracies against disinformation.
Coordinated response: A dedicated Rapid Alert System will be set up among the EU institutions and Member States to facilitate the sharing of data and assessments of disinformation campaigns and to provide alerts on disinformation threats in real time. The EU institutions and Member States will also focus on proactive and objective communication on Union values and policies.
In addition, the EU’s rapid alert system, set up in March, allows member states to alert one another on disinformation threats in real time. A senior EU official told EURACTIV recently that the system comprises a closed network that member states can use to submit reports of disinformation with EU nations in a swift and efficient manner.
The background and scope of the audit is described in an audit preview by ECA. In March 2019, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy, in cooperation with the Member States, set up the rapid alert system to enhance cooperation and coordination between all actors involved in tackling disinformation.
We will look at what impact initiatives such as the Rapid Alert System launched in March last year has had in tackling disinformation and better coordinating responses amongst member states and EU institutions. The session will further explore how the EU can build on its existing relationships and partnerships with organisations such as NATO.
STA, 21 January 2019 - Slovenia is getting ready to implement the EU disinformation rapid alert system, which the bloc expects to have up and running in March, Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said in Brussels on Monday.In Slovenia, the national contact point will most likely be headed by the Government Communication Office (UKOM - Urad vlade za komuniciranje).
While the best-practice sharing and regular exchange of information may work on the level of policymakers thanks to the mechanisms such as the Rapid Alert System, which the Communication pledges to strengthen, a robust database of influence practices and techniques should be created and made available for other relevant stakeholders.