Improving the framework to protect the Rule of Law and the EU budget
We are glad to invite you to join the talk and exchange on how to improve the framework to protect the Rule of Law and the EU budget further.
European Democracy Support Annual Review 2023
Democracy support in 2023 was shaped by the intricate relationships between conflict, policy, and the evolving political landscape. The European Democracy Hub’s 2023 European Democracy Support Annual Review guides you through the international and domestic democracy support policies across Europe.
A closer look at the Defence of Democracy Directive and the controversy surrounding it
The Defence of Democracy Package includes a Directive aiming to improve the transparency of activities carried out on behalf of third countries. In its current form, this Directive would do more harm than good, provoking a chilling effect on civic space and ultimately not tackling interference coming from within the EU.
Identifying systemic risks for civic discourse and electoral processes and related mitigation measures under EU’s Digital Services Act
Ahead of the European Commission’s guidelines due in August 2024, EPD wants to feed into the discussion together with our partners from Liberties on how to ensure robust protection of civic discourse and electoral processes under the DSA.
Political agreement on the Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising
EPD welcomes the agreement on the Political Advertising Regulation but also underlines its limitations and puts out recommendations.
Turning the page on 2023: 12 key moments for democracy this year
Looking back with a sense of despair, witnessing our world gradually unravelling like threads in a delicate fabric, we sadly identify a mosaic of challenges and patterns of undemocratic practices in 2023.
How will the DSA impact the regulatory regime of disinformation in Asia?
The DSA will be a new legal framework for platform regulation in the EU and beyond. But what will be its impact on combating misinformation at home and abroad, such as in the Asian continent?
Beware of an EU foreign interference law
On 27 November 2023, the European Partnership for Democracy, together with Civil Society Europe, Transparency International EU and The Good Lobby, organised a press briefing on "Defend Democracy: Mind the Impact of an EU Foreign Influence Law".
Reviewing progress on the European Democracy Action Plan
This paper provides an overall assessment and insights into the state of implementation of the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP).
Nets4Dem: Innovating European Democracy — Together
Twelve like-minded European and global organisations committed to advancing democratic innovation and participation are coming together in the new Horizon project Nets4Dem.
A United Nations Special Rapporteur for Democracy
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), EPD joined more than 80 civil society organisations, networks, think tanks and institutions, as well as over 180 individuals from across the world in the call for a United Nations Special rapporteur on Democracy.
Media ownership and state advertising transparency in the trilogue negotiations of the European Media Freedom Act
EPD and a group of 12 NGOs support the Report of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, which brings broader transparency provisions
EPD reactions to the Israel-Hamas conflict
The EPD network is closely following the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories. We hope that a peaceful situation will be found as soon as possible. We are discussing the developments intensively inside our network with a particular focus on the impact on human rights, the rule of law and democratic institutions.
Open letter to Members of the European Parliament calling for the absolute prohibition of spyware against journalists
We are calling for an unconditional prohibition of the use of spyware against journalists in Article 4.