Trisha Meyer

Director of Research Centre

Trisha Meyer is the Director of the Research Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation, Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Winter and Summer Schools on EU Policy-Making, and Assistant Professor of Digital Governance and Participation at the Brussels School of Governance. She is also the principal investigator of the EDMO BELUX project, an EU-funded hub on research, fact-checking and media literacy on online disinformation in Belgium and Luxembourg (2021-2024).

Trisha researches the regulatory push toward and societal consequences of tech platforms taking proactive (automated) measures to moderate online content, with a focus on disinformation and copyright. A second closely related research strand pertains to stakeholder engagement and participatory governance in digital policy. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel she teaches the courses on the European Union, Media Ethics & Law and Internet Censorship, Control & Governance.

Trisha obtained her PhD and MA in Media and Communication Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She was a Senior Researcher at the University of Turku (Faculty of Law) in 2013-2015, a Fernandes Fellow at the University of Warwick (Department of Politics and International Studies) in 2020-2021. She is currently a Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University-CRIS in Bruges, where she contributes to the GREMLIN project on Global and Regional Multistakeholder Institutions.

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

Featured publications

Agency and representation in internet governance

Published on 25.04.2023
Journal Articles

Normfare: Norm Entrepreneurship in Internet Governance

Published on 08.04.2021
Journal Articles


Sports T-Index: Sports Transparency Index

Period January 2023 - June 2026
Funded By

Co-funded by the EU

Digital Governance: protecting human agency in social media platforms

Period June 2022 - May 2026
Funded By

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

ReMeD: Resilient Media for Democracy in the Digital Age

Period March 2023 - February 2026
Funded By

Funded by EU

Jean Monnet Chair: Europe Explained - Analysing Digital and Civil Rights in Today's EU

Period November 2022 - October 2025
Funded By

Co-funded by the EU

TITAN - AI for Citizen Intelligent Coaching against Disinformation

Period September 2022 - August 2025
Funded By

Funded by EU

EDMO BELUX - European Digital Media Observatory for Belgium and Luxembourg

Period October 2021 - March 2024
Funded By

Co-funded by the EU

COVID-19 Research Hub

Period February 2021 - May 2021

Feeding Radicalism through Disinformation?

Period July 2020 - April 2021
Funded By


PARENT - Participatory platform for sustainable energy management

Period March 2016 - February 2019
Funded By

European Commission - Horizon 2020

Innoviris Brussels


Een vraag naar waarheid, VUB symposium

Event on 25.03.2023

Cross-community EDMO BELUX Network Exchange

Event on 18.03.2022

The road ahead: the shortsightedness of EU car policies

Event on 07.12.2021
Research colloquia

DSA in Perspective Seminar Series

Event on 27.05.2021

DSA #6 (Platform) Data Access for Researchers

Event on 25.03.2021
Policy forums

Ambiguous parties: causes & consequences

Event on 15.12.2020
Research colloquia

DSA #4 The Janus Face of Online Censorship

Event on 03.12.2020
Policy forums

DSA #1 The Expansion of Content Moderation

Event on 27.10.2020
Policy forums


Digital Transformation in the EU: Video Series

News on 26.10.2021
Research news

Are we equipped to handle misinfodemics?

News on 22.06.2020
Videos & podcasts