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. 

  • Twenty years after Milošević: what has changed for Serbia?

    This live-streamed webinar will bring together well-known public figures and activists from Serbia, who will explore the changes in Serbia over the past 20 years. The speakers will discuss how the situation in the country has evolved, and how current levels of state capture compare to those of the 1990s.

    The 5th of October 2020 marks 20 years since the fall of Slobodan Milošević following mass citizen protests, an event that citizens had hoped would be a turning point for Serbia’s democratic future and for the possibility of EU integration. Two decades later, Serbia is now in it

  • Democracy Week | Overcoming Adversity, Innovating Democracy

    “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than the lives and the livelihoods of people throughout the world. It is also a political crisis that threatens the future of liberal democracy. It represents a formidable global challenge to democracy.  Authoritarians around the world see the crisis as a new political battleground in their fight to stigmatize democracy as feeble and reverse its dramatic gains of the past few decades. The COVID-19 crisis is an alarming wake-up call, an urgent warning that the freedoms we cherish are at risk and that we must not take them for granted.” (A Cal

  • Ukraine Today: From 1 year of Zelensky to Covid-19 to upcoming local elections

    The Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels in cooperation with the European Endowment for Democracy and with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation is organising an online-webinar “Ukraine Today: From 1 Year of Zelensky to Covid-19 to Upcoming Local Elections”.   This event will provide an overview of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s first year in office and will review current and upcoming challenges faced in the country. The recent report of the Razumkov Centre on the Year of President Volodymyr Zelensky: Achievements and Failures will be presente
  • Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020

    EED supports pro-democracy movements, working towards a pluralistic, democratic political system. In a time of pandemic and authoritarian advance, we need to come together for the defense of democracy, freedom and true information even more.

    EED is delighted to take part in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit organised by Alliance of Democracies on Thursday. the 18th of June. For the first time, the event will go virtual.

    Click here to register.

    Click here for further info on the event.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What next for Belarus? Roundtable debate with Anna Kanapatskaya

    Join the European Endowment for Democracy and Chatham House in discussing Belarus’ changing reality at a roundtable discussion with Anna Kanapatskaya, member of the opposition at the Belarusian Parliament.

  • Ukraine: Groundwork laid for accelerating reforms

    Two years have passed since civil society organisations proposed a comprehensive roadmap of reforms to be implemented by the government in Ukraine. On 26 September, EED hosted an event bringing together experts to reflect on the state-of-play.

  • Money in Politics: “Corruption is universal and affects all countries”

    On 16 September, EED and International IDEA – an intergovernmental organisation that supports democracy worldwide - organised a panel discussion "Money in Politics: Democracy, state-building and corruption in the Eastern Neighbourhood."