Events

EED is widely recognised as a democracy hub – ‘Democracy House’ – inspiring discussion and debate. Join our 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

  • Spotlight on Georgia: Five Years Later, Has the Association Agreement Had an Impact on Georgia’s Democracy and Georgian Citizens?

    Five years after signing an Association Agreement with the EU, Georgia has made considerable progress on many fronts of its reform agenda. Nevertheless, challenges remain in the area of democratisation, including polarisation of the political debate, societal tensions, concerns about judicial independence and persistent corruption.

  • 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.

  • EED at the seventh edition of the Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy

    The European Endowment for Democracy is a proud partner of the seventh edition of the Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy, organised annually by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • International Day of Democracy: EU Leadership for Democracy

    Come join us to celebrate our annual event commemorating the International Day of Democracy, which will take place on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at the European Parliament in Brussels.

  • Securing the revolution – the role of civil society and reform challenges in Armenia

    In the aftermath of Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’, the event will bring together civil society representatives and activists with policymakers and interested stakeholders to address issues around the role of civil society and civic activism in underpinning the reform processes and democratic developments in Armenia. 

  • 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.

  • European Youth Event: Yo!Fest 2018

    2018 marks the anniversary of the tenth edition of Yo!Fest and the third time the European Youth Forum joins forces with the European Parliament to create the European Youth Event (EYE). European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a proud partner of the event, co-organising two sessions with EED partners and grantees.

  • Difference Day 2018

    To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2018, for the second year in a row the European Endowment for Democracy joins UNESCO, Free University of Brussels and other prominent partners to celebrate the 2018 Difference Day at BOZAR (Brussels).

  • Albania’s new political activism: “great expectations” or a viable perspective?

    The democratisation process in Albania has stalled with numerous obstacles on the way to continued political reform and the European integration process. Entry barriers in politics are one of the factors enabling current political elites to maintain the status quo. New actors face formidable hurdles in emerging, carrying out meaningful advocacy and pushing for reforms. How to create a new or renewed political elite in Albania, committed to making a difference?