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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.

Rethinking Peace in an Age of Global Disorder

 20 January 2020, 18:00-19:30, Carnegie Europe, Brussels

Carnegie Europe will host a public event to launch a collection of essays entitled Think Peace: Essays for an Age of Disorder. A century after the death of Andrew Carnegie, this publication looks back to the lessons of the post–First World War peace settlement and the challenges facing peacemakers in the 2020s.


The Conference on the Future of Europe – Promises and Challenges

21 January 2020, 12:30-14:00, Brussels

This roundtable will discuss the potential of the Conference for strengthening European democracy and citizen engagement, as well as the critical challenges that the initiative faces. Please register here.


Policy Dialogue: Does the EU have what it takes to safeguard the rule of law?

22 January 2020, 14:30-16:30, European Policy Centre

As the rule of law will continue to be a top priority on the agenda of the EU in the coming years, the European Policy Centre’s Connecting Europe project and re:constitution, a joint project of Democracy Reporting International and Forum Transregionale Studien, are pleased to invite you to this policy dialogue.

How can we get European democracy right?

22 January, 18:00-19:30, European Parliament

The European Movement International and Carnegie Europe launch a paper with constructive and practical ideas for rejuvenating European democracy in the presence of Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Suica.


Talkshow: Inclusive Democracy

10 February 2020, 14:30-18:00, The Hague

This talkshow organised by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and Vice Versa will discuss current developments in democracy around the world. It will launch the most recent issue of Vice Versa on the new push for democracy. This event will be in Dutch.

World Press Freedom Conference: Journalism without Fear or Favour

22-23 April 2020, The Hague, The Netherlands

This year’s World Press Freedom Conference will consider the theme, Journalism without Fear or Favour. Alongside the conference, there will be the first-ever World Press Freedom Day Festival on 24 April. The Conference is organised by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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