Human Rights Talks

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Alice Stollmeyer, Defend Democracy

February 15, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.


Alice Stollmeyer is the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy. A former Digital Advocacy Strategist, she has lived and worked in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, the heart of the European Union.

With a solid background in ‘social studies of science, technology and society’ and in communication, in 2012 Alice founded her own consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications and digital advocacy. She has been ranked a top digital EU influencer ever since (#1 female digital EU influencer 2019 and 2020).

In 2016 @StollmeyerEU broadened its portfolio: previously focused on energy and climate policies, now its focus is politics, digital developments and European values like democracy, human rights and rule of law.

In 2017 @StollmeyerEU successfully accomplished a major assignment as interim Communications Director at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum.

On 8 November 2017, Alice Stollmeyer founded Defend Democracy: an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic initiative defending liberal democracy from internal, external and technological threats.

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