In June 2021, the Metamorphosis Foundation together with TechSoup partners from 4 countries: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland were part of a 3-day online training of the Erasmus + program. During the training, the Metamorphosis team had the opportunity to gain knowledge about how disinformation affects civil society and what are the ways to combat fake news. “Combating Shrinking Civil Space” was another workshop of the project “Digital and training skills for the social sector”.

“Exciting three-day training full of very useful material, small group work and practical examples that can be used in working with civil society organizations.” – said one of the participants.



During the workshop “Combating Shrinking Civil Space”, how disinformation affects civil society and ways to combat it participants had the opportunity to explore several topics:


  • Why are media literacy, fact-checking, critical thinking the key competencies?
  • What is disinformation and why is it used?
  • What are the cases of disinformation in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria?
  • How to reconstruct the main narratives of disinformation and recognize the tactics used against civil society in Europe?
  • What are the technological tools for identifying, tracking, and exposing narratives of disinformation, bots, trolls, and other hostile behavior over the Internet?


The project was realized thanks to the European Union.

The virtual mobility implemented by NIOK, Asociatia Romania and WCIF was co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. The TechSoup Foundation implements digital and skills training for the social sector within the Operational Program for the Development of Knowledge Education, co-financed by the European Social Fund.