Project Description

Foreign Information Manipulation and Interference (FIMI) including information suppression concern a series of threatening behaviours in the information domain and represents a major challenge, in terms of counteraction and the policy-making in this matter. Numerous FIMI operations carried out by state and non-state actors aim to domestically threaten fundamental rights and freedoms and could as well produce threatening effects in the respective countries and beyond.

The RESONANT project aims to create a better picture and understanding of state and non-state actors applying information suppression and to recommend strategies, tools and methodologies to reduce the impact and the vulnerability of the target groups, as the target groups. In order to understand which actors use in a coordinated manner Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPS) of information suppression, RESONANT proposes to analyse information suppression incidents. Considering both the domestic and cross-border dimensions of information suppression, the project will also examine the mainly adopted TTPs, as well as the available tools for their detection and analysis. For enhancing the knowledge regarding the effects of information suppression, RESONANT proposes an analysis of behavioural changes in the taarget groups as result of information suppression and of the awareness and preparation of state authorities in terms of practical legal means. Furthermore, the project will propose the definition of a methodological toolkit and policy recommendations, as well as the organisation of table top exercises and focus group policy discussion, for addressing information suppression and FIMI. RESONANT will realise a handbook of methodologies and policy recommendations, contributing to communicate and disseminate practical means to counter information suppression and FIMI.



The work breakdown of the RESONANT Project is composed of six (6) WPs, described as follows:


Defining information suppression and mapping main practices and threats


Inventory of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) used to suppress information


Social, behavioural, and legal analysis of FIMIs and diaspora communities


Definition of Methodological Tools and Recommendations


Dissemination, Communication, Sustainability and Exploitation


Project Management