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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.

2019 European Elections: The Case For and Against the EU

10 April, 17:00 – 19:15, 62 Rue de la Loi, Brussels

Politico will hold a groundbreaking event on upcoming European elections at which experts, journalists and polling leaders will have a chance to express their opinion  on the future of the European Union. Find out more about the program, speakers and registration process here.

Democracy Drinks – ACTIVE MEASURES – will Putin “elect” in Europe?

10 April, 18:00 – 21:00, Brussels

Defenders of Democracy, a community of civil society professionals, organises the European premiere of Jack Bryan’s documentary movie “Active Measures” exposing Russian operations to disrupt international politics. Find out more here.

Democracy Alive: The European Democracy Festival

11-13 April, Texel, The Netherlands

The European Movement International, in partnership with the European Parliament, will bring together decision-makers, civil society representatives, trade unions, activists and citizens to celebrate European democracy ahead of European elections. Find out more about the program and registration process here.

One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

23 – 30 April, Brussels

The Brussels edition of the Czech film festival will be organised by EPD member People In Need in co-operation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU and the Czech Centre Brussels. Every year, films selected from the Prague One World Program are watched and debated during the festival. After the screenings, practitioners in the field of human rights, experts and film-makers will be invited  to share their comments on the films and discuss today’s trends in the field of human rights. Find out more about the program here.

Center for European Policy Studies: How to Run a Digital Parliamentary Election Campaign

25 April, 13:15 – 14:30, Brussels

Center for European Policy Studies organises a training session on digital parliamentary election campaigns, with Google’s EU Civics Outreach Fellow David Tims offering tips on how to leverage digital tools while ensuring that political campaigns are managed safely. Find out more about the program, speakers and registration process here.

EU Democracy Support in Africa in an Era of Uncertainty: What do African citizens expect and what can we learn from it?

30 April, The European Think Tank Group, Brussels 

The European Think Tank Group organises a  discussion on the effectiveness of European democracy support in Africa, taking stocks of African citizen’s expectations and perceptions of external democracy support and concluding with further discussions on ways to develop EU-Africa cooperation on democracy and human rights. Find out more about the program, guest speakers and registration process here.

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