Kristián Čechmánek – Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76, Nitra, Slovak Republic

Keywords:                    Sustainable development;
Sustainable Development


Abstract: Is the process of sustainable development threatened by disinfor­mation or is disinformation eligible to change the civilizational trajectory of the European Union´s paradigmatical endeavor towards a sustainable fu­ture? As the author believes, answering the question is vital in order to adapt to the situation of new threats that change the perception, cognition, and be­havior of a wide range of participants in political, public, and civil life. In order to do that, the author scrutinizes the European Union´s major sustainable de­velopment policies on the one hand and various trends influenced by strong disinformation campaigns and hybrid threats towards them on the level of member states on the other hand. As the author shows, there are already ob­servable tendencies, based on which it is possible to state a significant in­fluence of disinformation on the sustainable development of the European Union. As the following article will point out, the social and political reality in the European Union indicate a possible paradigm shift where traditional knowledge-based sustainable development is challenged by disinformation narratives that make both European and global endeavor toward a sustain­able future strongly aggravated.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); University of National and World Economy – UNWE, Sofia (Bulgaria); Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET), Research Laboratory of the Department of Political Science of University of Crete (Greece); Institute of Public Finance – Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of St. Kliment Ohridski from Bitola (North Macedonia)

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Čechmánek, K. (2023). Sustainable Development in the World of Lies. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-7). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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