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Our understanding of democracy and effective democracy support is always evolving. Great learning opportunities are the many events on democracy and democracy support in Brussels and beyond. As we wouldn’t want to miss any of these events ourselves, we share them with you so you can also learn more and participate in debates on democracy and democracy support.

The Future of European Democracy – A Liberal and Democratic Conference

28 September, 8:30 – 17:30, Toulouse, France

The aim of the day is to bring together European speakers to debate the future of European society in the wake of the European Parliamentary Elections, Brexit and the rise of populism through sessions in which the future of European democracy, security and defence will be discussed.

Please register here.

The 2019 Athens Democracy Forum

9 – 11 October, Athens, Greece

The Forum will bring senior New York Times journalists together with international business leaders, policy makers, academics and experts to discuss the state of democracy and what action it requires in the face of mounting challenges.

Please register here.

10th European Public Communication Conference

7 – 8 November, Brussels, Belgium

In the tenth session of the European Public Communication Conference (EuroPCom), communications expert will come together to exchange new ideas and communications tools, and discuss topics relevant to European democracies and the recent Parliament elections more specifically, including the use of social media, inclusive communication, populism and disinformation.

Please register here.

The Night of Dictatorship/ Nacht van de Dictatuur

12 – 14 September, Netherlands

The national festival raises awareness of issues surrounding dictatorships from around the world and serves as a counter part to the International Day of Democracy. The Netherlands Helsinki Committee will once again take part this year, in partnership with Justice and Peace and the Gevangenpoort Museum.

Please register here.

(The event will mostly be in Dutch)

2019 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

2 – 5 October, Taichung, Taiwan

The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy – the largest gathering devoted to direct democracy worldwide – aims to bring together people with different experiences and backgrounds, so as to give activists and organisations the opportunity to share their insights and connect with others working on the same issues.

Please register here.

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