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Promoting EU leadership for democracy: Celebration of the International Day of Democracy 2018

25 October 2018

For another year in a row, EED took on the role of coordinating partner of the International Day of Democracy, hosted by the European Parliament on 18 September 2018.

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The event, attended by over 200 participants, was co-organised with three other democracy support organisations – the European Network of Political Foundations, European Partnership for Democracy, and the Office of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) to the EU – as well as the European External Action Service and the European Commission.

This year's theme evolved around the "EU Leadership for Democracy", focusing on the internal and external dimensions of the EU policies, political leadership, the role of technology and women empowerment.

Dowload the full event report at the bottom of this page & re-live the debates with our photo gallery:

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