Events

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Have a look at our interactive calendar for upcoming events held at EED offices and held in collaboration with our partners.

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Past events

Through events and collaboration with partners, EED seeks to create synergies, promote its work and results - and that of its grantees - and offer a platform for enhancing visibility.  Take a look through our past events listings to find out more. 

  • DIFFERENCE DAY 2022 - Journalism during a time of crisis

    To celebrate UN World Press Freedom Day, the European Endowment for Democracy is taking part in the 8th edition of Difference Day.

    The event will take place in Brussels on 2-5 May, and is organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, IHECS, BOZAR, & Evens Foundation, together with other partners such as EPC MPA, EBU, Bertelsmann, European Commission, UNESCO, and EED.

     EED is hosting a panel titled "Journalism during a time of crisis", which will take place on Tuesday, 3 May from 10:00 to 11:30 at Bozar (Studio

  • The Lebanese crisis: a way forward

    Two years after its disastrous economic and financial crisis, Lebanon is on a slippery slope towards state failure.The huge explosion that wrecked large parts of Beirut in 2020 and the deadly street violence in October 2021 were just the latest events in a downward trajectory. The political system is in paralysis and the Lebanese state is falling apart. Yet, political elites seem unable or unwilling to initiate reforms that could compromise their hold on power. Eighty percent of the population now lives in poverty, threatening the social peace and stability of the c

  • Movie Screening: 'Little Palestine - Diary of a siege'

    The European Endowment for Democracy, in cooperation with ActionSyrie, is hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Little Palestine – Diary of a Siege’, by Syrian director Abdallah Al-Khatib.

    ‘Little Palestine’ tells the story of the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world, at the time of the siege by the forces of the regime of Bashar Al-Assad between 2013 and 2015, during the Syrian conflict.

    Abdallah Al-Khatib was born in Yarmouk and lived there until his expulsion by Daesh in 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, he and his friends doc

  • Global Democracy Coalition Forum

    The European Endowment for Democracy has joined the Global Democracy Coalition, a multi-stakeholder coalition for democracy bringing together pro-democracy organisations from around the world to galvanize a global conversation on democracy, as inputs to the Summit for Democracy which will be held on 9 and 10 December 2021.

    On Tuesday 7 December 2021, The Global Democracy Coalition will gather for a 24-hour virtual forum, with over 30+ webinars, organized by as many organizations and bringing together over 70+ democracy organizations, activists, advocates, experts, academics, st

  • Democracy Week 2021 | Stronger Together: Partnerships for supporting democracy

    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our lives with far-reaching consequences for democratic space and pluralism, social and economic equality, and geopolitical balances. At a time of crisis, it is more important than ever to protect and promote democracy.

    The new US administration and the EU’s renewed commitment to multilateralism hint at a renewed global momentum to safeguard global security, democracy and stability. As President Biden stated during his appearance at the European Council in March 2020, the US is determined to ‘re-energize our cooperation. And deepen this

  • DIFFERENCE DAY 2021 - Women Breaking the news

    To celebrate UN World Press Freedom Day, the European Endowment for Democracy together with the other organising partners announce Difference Day 2021!

    We welcome you on 2 & 3 May for an event packed with insightful debates and speeches! 

    This 7th edition of Difference Day focuses on "Women Breaking the News".

    In spite of the progress made over the last 25 years—and there are more women in media and more female executives than ever before—media still churn out female stereotypes that limit the power of women in society. According to one global

  • The Voice and Resilience of Syrian Independent Media in 10 years of Conflict

    In the framework of the Brussels V Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” on 29-30 March 2021, organised by the European Union, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is co-organising an online event together with Free Press Unlimited and International Media Support (IMS) focused on independent media.

     Almost ten years of conflict have left Syrians worn out, divided, censored and scattered inside and outside the country. In the midst of the conflict, Syrian independent media has remained a significant driver of change bringing reliable information

  • Kosovo after Elections: Power Rotation or Paradigm Shift?

    In 2020, Kosovo* went through a series of political and institutional crises, with three prime ministers appointed in just one year. War crime indictments against former President Hashim Thaçi and other key politicians prominent during the 1998-99 Kosovo war forced their resignation from public office as they await trial in The Hague.

    On 14 February 2021, extraordinary parliamentary elections brought Lëvizja Vetëvendosje (Self-Determination Movement) to power in a landslide victory. For the first time in Kosovo’s history, one political party, a party in opposition throughout mo

  • Can dialogue foster real change? How think tanks and civil society can influence decision-makers in North Africa

    Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria were already in crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, a situation exacerbated by the pandemic. All three countries are marked by rising socio-economic inequalities, lack of public services and widespread corruption. Political elites have been largely unresponsive with no demonstrated interest in genuine reform.Tunisia, once regarded as the only success of the 2011 Arab Spring revolution, is now on the verge of bankruptcy while its political class is accused of amateurism and inconsistencies leading to growing protest. In Morocco, de

  • Twenty years after Milošević: what has changed for Serbia?

    This live-streamed webinar will bring together well-known public figures and activists from Serbia, who will explore the changes in Serbia over the past 20 years. The speakers will discuss how the situation in the country has evolved, and how current levels of state capture compare to those of the 1990s.

    The 5th of October 2020 marks 20 years since the fall of Slobodan Milošević following mass citizen protests, an event that citizens had hoped would be a turning point for Serbia’s democratic future and for the possibility of EU integration. Two decades later, Serbia is now in it