Adriano Rodari is an aspiring researcher working on the topic of disinformation in Europe. He holds a BA in Foreign Languages and Cultures for International Trade at the University of Verona. After working and studying in Estonia, Spain, Russia and the Czech Republic, he enrolled in a MA in Political Science with a specific focus on Eastern Europe from the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. Adriano’s main interests are Balkan and Eastern European politics, nationalism and democratisation. He is currently focusing on the role of Russian-backed media channels in shaping the response of European states during COVID19 outbreak.