Events

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Have a look at our interactive calendar for upcoming events held at EED offices and held in collaboration with our partners.

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Past events

Through events and collaboration with partners, EED seeks to create synergies, promote its work and results - and that of its grantees - and offer a platform for enhancing visibility.  Take a look through our past events listings to find out more. 

  • DW Global Media Forum: Shifting Power Back to Citizens

    Turkey and the Western Balkans may seem different, but in many respects the two regions are similar. In both cases, increasing authoritarian tendencies are exacerbating deep structural problems in society. Governments are showing increasing contempt for political rights, freedom of expression and freedom of association and are trying to control the media market. Journalists, editors and activists are struggling to conduct their work, often at high personal risk. At the same time, the rapidly changing media environment that follows global trends of digitalization has outstripped media

  • Freedom and Justice for Syria’s Disappeared: What Can the EU Do?

    One hundred thousand Syrians have been detained or have disappeared since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011. Enforced disappearance is a crime against humanity that has become a daily reality in Syria, a reality that has laid a heavy burden on the country and its people alike. Since last June, the Syrian government has been issuing death notices for detainees at an unprecedented rate by updating their civil records. This indirect move to resolve the fate of the thousands of missing Syrians has been regarded by many as the regime’s way to close the file of detention in Syria, at

  • Civil Society Under Russia’s Threat: Building Resilience in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

    Join Chatham House and EED for the presentation of Chatham House’s new research paper “Civil Society Under Russia’s Threat: Building Resilience in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova”. Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova are at the front line of a heated battle for their own future.

  • Donbas Today and Tomorrow: Local and International Perspectives

    The Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels together with the European Endowment for Democracy and in cooperation with United Nations Ukraine are organising a conference to present the views of Ukrainian people on the present and the future of Donbas.

  • 5th Anniversary of the European Endowment for Democracy

    On the occasion of our 5th anniversary, the European Endowment for Democracy and the European Parliament’s Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group cordially invite you to a joint high-level event and reception at the European Parliament on 27 June 2018.

  • Addressing Challenges of Refugee Protection in Lebanon: Need for a New Response

    The Lebanese Civil Society and Policy Researchers Network on Displacement, in cooperation with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and European Endowment for Democracy (EED), cordially invite you to a panel discussion "Addressing Challenges of Refugee Protection in Lebanon: Need for a New Response".

  • Four Years on: What has become of Tunisia’s Constitutional Promise?

    Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) invite you to a debate on what has been achieved in Tunisia since the adoption of its Constitution, what the outlook is and what role the EU and its member states can play in supporting Tunisia’s democratisation process. 

  • Resisting attempts to close the political space and restrict civil society

    Built around the launch of Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s paper "Defending democracy: when and why do parliaments protect political space?", this event will examine how democracy actors can react to attempts to close the political space and restrict civil activism in different parts of the world.

  • Security or Democracy – do we need to make a choice?

    The European Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with the International Media Support, Danish Foreign Policy Society and Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy is organising a conference devoted to democratic challenges in the European Neighbourhood. The conference, taking place on 10 May 2017 in Copenhagen, will gather Danish democracy-support community, Member States’ representatives, high level speakers and democracy activists, to jointly discuss how Europe engages in supporting the development of democracy and democracy activists in the

  • Armenia-EU Relations: Unresolved Obstacles or Untapped Opportunities?

    The Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and the European Endowment for Democracy hosted an expert discussion on Armenia-EU relations on 11 January 2017 – a timely juncture in view of forthcoming elections and Armenia-EU agreement developments.