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Brasserie l’Univers, Tours, France
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Café Europa in Tours - "Fake news and disinformation: journalistic challenges, democratic risks"



On the morning of 5 March 2022, the Institut français, in partnership with the Prix Albert Londres and Reporters Without Borders, is organising the "Café Europa 2022" event in some thirty major European cities to discuss the future of the press on the continent. In France, the discussions will take place in Tours, at the Brasserie de l'Univers from 10am to 12pm. Follow the debates live on the Institut français Facebook page on Saturday 5 March! 

Updated on 05/03/2022

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Organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Café Europa is a major discussion on the role of the media and the challenges it faces in Europe: independence, disinformation, public trust, etc. 

From Lisbon to Stockholm, via Dublin, Milan and Madrid, European citizens are invited to debate with journalists from all over Europe. 

Café Europa (Teaser)
Café Europa (Teaser)

Follow the morning's events live

In France, the Brasserie de l'Univers in Tours will host correspondents from European media based in Paris, French journalists and, thanks to its twinning with Tours since 1990, journalism students and teachers from Brasov in Romania, and also from Bucharest. All of them will meet around the theme "Fake news and disinformation: journalistic challenges, democratic risks". 

There will be a live link up with Brasov, where a Café Europa will be held at the same time on the same theme. The debates will be moderated in both cities by students from the Public School of Journalism of Tours (EPJT - University of Tours). 

The Institut français and the event

Café Europa 2022 is an original concept from the Institut français, organised locally by the cultural services of the French Embassies and the establishments of the French cultural network abroad, the Alliances Françaises and Instituts Français. The event forms part of the programme established to coincide with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 


During the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, from 1 January to 30 June 2022, the Institut français is working towards the objectives defined by the government for this Presidency. The Institut français will therefore be implementing a series of cultural events and activities to promote European creativity. 

Find out more about the Institut français cultural programme for the FPEU 

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