ATHENA is a Horizon Europe project that contributes to Europe’s defence against foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI). It aims at early detection of FIMI campaigns, and better understanding of the behavioural and societal effects of FIMI as well as the efficacy of deployed countermeasures before, during and after FIMI campaigns.

Project name: ATHENA

Funding programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme

Call: HORIZON-CL2-2023-DEMOCRACY-01

Duration: 1 November 2023 – 31 October 2026

HIGHLIGHTS

ATHENA consortium meets to combat FIMI

On 12 February 2024, the ATHENA project convened a face-to-face meeting in Brussels to address the pressing issue of foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI).

ATHENA kicks off a fight against FIMI

The ATHENA project launched in November 2023. This €3 million, three-year project represents a strategic response by the European Union to the escalating threat of foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI).