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Director of EBA Mr. Ivan Savvov made a report at the UN headquarters

The permanent platform EBA about the nature of fake news was launched in Geneva.

On 28th of July 2019 at the Palace of Nations, as part of the Public Hearing dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the initiative of Europe Business Assembly and ‘EBA Global’ Loyalty Programme Mr. Ivan Savvov made a presentation about different types of disinformation as well as explained how and why the pre-paid article about EBA activity in the ‘Times’ appeared.

The concept of the EBA project ‘Anti-fake news Investigation Agency’ was supported by representatives of the business community from more than 20 countries.

Europe Business Assembly has got the special consultancy status of the United Nations Organization since 2018. One of the priority tasks in this status is to promote the activities of the world organizations in the fight against ‘fake-news’.

Posted by Camilla Walker


Photo: Director of EBA Mr. Ivan Savvov made a report at the UN headquarters

The Director of the European Business Assembly Ivan Savvov will speak at the UN

Discussion of the dangers of fake news and the fight against it in the media is the subject of a report by Europe Business Assembly Director Ivan Savvov at public hearings in the United Nations on February 20, 2020 in Geneva at the Palais des Nations at the initiative of the European Business Assembly.

Fake news over the past decade has become a media phenomenon that is increasingly mentioned by heads of state and international leaders. And with the development of social networks  almost every inhabitant of our planet regularly encounters them.

‘In recent years, the massive dissemination of fake news disguised as news has reached a critical point and deserves serious attention. If we consider news journalism as a kind of journalistic genre, then today we can talk about the existence of ‘fake news parajournalism’, - says Ivan Savvov, director of Europe Business Assembly.

The concept of ‘fake’ combines a number of components of a modern media environment, which includes not only fake texts, but also photos, video and audio recordings. This is about artificially created popular personalities who act as opinion leaders and distributors of fake news, artificial popular projects that are specially promoted with the help of Internet bots, and the same fake accounts that are made using massive “likes” and positive comments able to set the perception and dissemination of fake information and the necessary public opinion.

At the same time, in modern society there is not even a clear definition and delimitation of such concepts as ‘fake news’, ‘false information’, ‘desinformation’. At its core, fake news is stylistically created like real news, but partially or completely false message about current or already occurring events. To combat such fake news, the Europe Business Assembly created the Anti-fake news Investigation Agency (AIA) in April 2019. 

AIA main tasks are:

  •  - Promoting education of the public and journalists about the negative effects of fake news on the formation of society;
  •  - Helping the world community to combat misinformation and fabricated news, messages based on unverified or anonymous sources;
  •  - Protecting victims of fake information attacks and providing an objective and transparent platform for expressing true information.

Why is it important to actively fight against fake news?

According to the director of Europe Business Assembly Ivan Savvov, the problem of fake news and online aggression is very important for society, public figures, business and social media. The toxicity of the media space filled with fake messages can not only scare potential customers and users, but also seriously damage the reputation. Moreover, the more popular the resource is, the more attractive it looks for distributors of false content.

Journalists have already noted that fake news is harmful to both small regional publications and large ones with a worldwide reputation, as a result the users and readers are deceived and in the future they become apathetic to the news.

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Oxford Debate 'University of the Future'


27 September, 2019

Academic Lounge, Oxford, UK 

The Academic Union, Oxford introduces the exclusive format of the Academic Union Oxford (AUO) events -Oxford Debate 'University of the Future’.

Oxford Debate represents a special partnership and discussion platform for regional leaders and leading experts in national and global education.

The Debate will be held at the Academic Lounge in the center of Oxford and will be live streamed on the official Academic Union channels to be announced to professional audiences from 54 world countries. 


TOPICS FOR DISCUSSIONS will be as follows:

  •  - Does a crisis of classical University models exist on the way from industrial to digital Era?
  •  - Your concept and aims of the University of the Future.
  •  - What will be a business model for universities?
  •  - What will be the university campus of the future?
  •  - What and how will university students study?
  •  - What role do colleges play for continuing education?
  •  - How to engage students to university model development?
  •  - Does college education help develop practical skills and find a job faster? Should the syllabus be changed drastically?
  •  - Does a college have any future without effective online education strategy, mixed education, implementation of digital studies?
  •  - Universities should cooperate, not compete with each other. Are you ready to initiate communications, liaisons, and joint projects with other colleges around the world?


The Debate will be moderated by Dr Rui Verde.

Dr Rui Verde has a PhD in Law (University of Newcastle, UK) and a Doctorate in Humane

Letters (HC-Indian Institute of Mangement, Delhi). Presently, he is Visiting Academic at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford as well Distinguish Professor at the Indian Institute of Management. He is also Director of Executive Programmes in the Academic Union, Oxford. He has proffered during 2018/2019 several talks in conferences

and chaired panels at the Universities of Oxford, London, Birmingham and LSE.Previously, Rui was Vice-Rector, Dean of Law, Vice-President and MBA coordinator in universities in Portugal, Brazil and Angola and a Professor of Law. He also taught in the UK and Kazakhstan.

Rui has authored several books and articles and he is a regular commentator of Deutsche Welle. He is a Member of the Royal African Society and ORCID ID- 0000-0002-9646-5296. 

Your opinion on the University of the Future, the transformations in the field of higher education that you can foresee for your institution and region, on innovations that should be or are already being implemented in your institution, will be of great value for educational sphere professionals!


Worthwhile discussion from Regional Leaders in Higher Education. Who we will listen to?

Oxford Debate


‘University of the Future’


The exclusive format of events of the Academic Union of Oxford.

Special partnership and discussion platform for TOP EXPERTS in regional and global education.


The current list of participants:

  1. Universidade de Cabo Verde (Cabo Verde)
  2. International School of Curitiba (Brazil)
  3. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro (Pakistan)
  4. Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University (India)
  5. Universidad Politecnica del Mar y la Sierra (Mexico)
  6. Corporacion Universitaria del Meta – UNIMETA (Colombia)
  7. Koforidua Technical University (Ghana)
  8. MKSSS, Dr.Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (India)
  9. Riga Technical University (Latvia)
  10. Universidad Nacional de San Antonio de Areco (Argentina)
  11. Somani Foundation School (India)


See LIVE BROADCAST on the official channel of the Academic Union on 22 May 2019

Annual Written Statements of Europe Business Assembly to the UN

Mr Ivan Savvov, Director of Europe Business Assembly submitted an Annual Written Statements to the UN for the 2020 ECOSOC High Level Segment.

The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.

The key messages are:

  • Development of Socially Responsible Business
  • Accessible education and debate University of the Future
  • Journalistic Standards and creation of mitigation institution for protection of journalistic ethics

Read full letter

Online Platform and Award Ceremony Excellence in Quality and Management – 2020

On October, 1 for the second time we EBA successfully conducted award ceremony ‘Excellence in Quality and Management’. Companies and their leaders from all over the world were presented with international award in quality and management sphere. We congratulate the winners and wish further achievements and prosperity. 

The event was moderated by Ivan Savvov, Founder and Managing Partner of EBA, UK and Prof Dr Rui Verde, a renowned scholar, book author, visiting fellow of the University of Oxford and Co-Chair, Academic Union Oxford. 

Event speakers and presenters included Samuel Sicchierolli, President of  VCI SA, Brazil, Prof. Anna Kolisz, President of Ankol's Management Board, Poland, Américo Diniz Carvalho Neto, CEO of RSE Gerenciamento de Risco e Sustentabilidade Empresarial, Brazil, Satbir Singh Hanspaul – Group CEO of Hanspaul Group, Tanzania, Lesetja Mapogo Chuene, Executive Chairman of LEMAC GROUP SA, South Africa, Iqbal Hussain Kazi -  Managing Director of Al Shaheen Technical Contracting Company, W.L.L. , Kuwait, Narymbek Arinfendin, President of AIO CORPORATION, Kazakhstan. 

High interest to participants provoked interviews with Sarawoot Jansaen,  Managing Director & Principal Architect of Aram Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd., Thailand, Reginaldo Aparecido Padovini de Oliveira, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of RM Corporation Group, Brazil, Dr. Benedito Paulo Manuel,  General Director Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, Lda, Angola and Ed.D. Dang Thi Hoang Yen (Maya Dangelas), President of Tan Tao University, Vietnam.


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