Digital debates are likely to dominate headlines in the years to come, and we decided to spend the next few WEASA editions exploring the digital world in ever greater depth. We’re not going to lie – WEASA 2017, with its lively discussions on disinformation, cybersecurity, and social media, definitely inspired us to continue with this topic.

Next year’s summer academy will therefore look at topics such as information, journalism, and disinformation, as well as social media in democracy and diplomacy. We will, of course, include more cybersecurity classes and lectures as well.

But that’s not all – we will also change the WEASA format in order to introduce many more workshops, and create a lasting alumni network.