Evangelical Lutheran
Theological Faculty
Comenius University Bratislava

ENLIGHT Winter School: Fake News

Goals of the Winter School Fake News

Students will become familiar with the origin and current fake news used for the purpose of propaganda in social media and information warfare. The Winter School is thematically divided into 6 areas (6 flagships of the ENLIGHT project: 1.Health and Well- being, 2.Digital Revolution and Impact of Digitalization, 3.Climate Change and 4.Circular Economy, 5.Culture and Heritage, 6.Equity). The Winter School focuses on the causes of the rapid spread of fake news and its wide spread in society, which is related to the legitimization of mis-, dis- and mal-information. The aim of the Winter School is to constructively present common types of fake news in individual 6 areas, a wide range of manipulation techniques, the consequences of "information pollution", as well as relevant strategies to overcome them. Students will gain an understanding of fake news in 6 areas (Health, Digitalization, Climate Change and Circular Economy, Culture and Heritage, Equity), primarily in terms of their recognition, definition, comparison and evaluation of common features. At the same time, students will specify and analyze the risks of fake news for the development of a democratic and inclusive society.


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Semester: WS 2023/2024

Virtual part: February 01, 2024 and February 08, 2024 (14:00 - 17:00 CET) 

Onsite part: February 12-16, 2024 (Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia) 

Where exactly? Evangelical Lutheran Theological Faculty of Comenius University,

Bartokova 8, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

Learning outcomes 

After the winter school students will be able to:

Understand the origin of fake news
Distinguish between news and fake news
Analyze and compare the common features of fake news Compose their own fake news

Recognize a wide range of manipulation techniques
Apply relevant strategies to overcome the manipulation techniques
Apply and further develop as well as reflect on their intercultural communication and negotiation competences by working together in multinational and interdisciplinary teams
Reflect their knowledge and skills gained during the winter school



Active participation in the virtual part – 5%

Active participation in the onsite part – 5%
Reflexion (written report or video) – 20% (after the virtual part) Essay – 70% (after the onsite part)



The reflection should be submitted no later than February 23, 2024. The essay should be submitted no later than March 15, 2024.


Level of study and ECTS


Level of study: Bachelor and Master


Link - WS: Fake News - How to apply? 


Link - ENLIGHT - Winter School: Fake News