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    EPD Annual Conference 2024

    Elections on Rewind: Democracy on Fast Forward

    A full day of discussions on the fallout from elections: what will the result mean for democracy in Europe and beyond?  Join us and connect with experts and policymakers from around the world to contribute to the advancement of democratic principles.

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    What’s next? Democracy policy in the next 5 years

    European elections are around the corner! EPD advocates for just and democratic policies within the EU and beyond. Until election day, we will publish policy recommendations crucial for democracy in the next 5 years.

  • European Democracy Hub Democracy Support Data Tool

    The European democracy support data tool

    The first data tool focusing solely on democracy support from different European donors.

    Thinking, Advocating, Acting.

    The most important thing about EPD is in our name. We are a partnership bringing together 20 specialist organisations to support democracy.

    Our overarching objective as EPD is to contribute to setting a comprehensive and effective agenda for democracy support around the world. For the 2023-2026 period, we identified five priorities to this end. Within each of these five priority areas, we conduct research, work on public policies and implement projects. 

    • International policy

      International policy

      We advocate for strong pro-democracy policies and use evidence from our research and projects to improve the links between policy and practice.
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      We explore democratic innovations worldwide and link them to democratic renewal through policy recommendations and participation initiatives.
    • Inclusion


      To ensure fair and effective decision-making processes, we contribute to amplifying the voices of young people, women, minorities and people with disabilities.
    • Institutions


      We work for resilient and accountable institutions that guarantee free and fair elections, oversight of decision-making and the decentralisation of national powers.
    • Media Freedom and Pluralism in Europe

      Information space

      We research and act to tackle the most pressing challenges in the information space, supporting media pluralism and the right to freedom of expression.
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