Events

EED is widely recognised as a democracy hub – ‘Democracy House’ – inspiring discussion and debate. Join our events! 

World Forum for Democracy | Strasbourg, France, 2016 © European Endowment for Democracy

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. 

  • Freedom and Justice for Syria’s Disappeared: What Can the EU Do?

    One hundred thousand Syrians have been detained or have disappeared since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011. Enforced disappearance is a crime against humanity that has become a daily reality in Syria, a reality that has laid a heavy burden on the country and its people alike. Since last June, the Syrian government has been issuing death notices for detainees at an unprecedented rate by updating their civil records. This indirect move to resolve the fate of the thousands of missing Syrians has been regarded by many as the regime’s way to close the file of detention in Syria, at

  • Difference Day 2018

    To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2018, for the second year in a row the European Endowment for Democracy joins UNESCO, Free University of Brussels and other prominent partners to celebrate the 2018 Difference Day at BOZAR (Brussels).

  • Addressing Challenges of Refugee Protection in Lebanon: Need for a New Response

    The Lebanese Civil Society and Policy Researchers Network on Displacement, in cooperation with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and European Endowment for Democracy (EED), cordially invite you to a panel discussion "Addressing Challenges of Refugee Protection in Lebanon: Need for a New Response".

  • EED at the Global Media Forum 2017

    Building on a positive experience at the Global Media Forum in 2016, the European Endowment for Democracy is yet again travelling to Bonn to contribute to this year's edition of this unique conference by Deutsche Welle. The GMF is dedicated to looking at various topics in the field of foreign policy, future of the media and freedom of expression under an overarching focus theme for 2017 of "Identity and Diversity".

  • Security or Democracy – do we need to make a choice?

    The European Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with the International Media Support, Danish Foreign Policy Society and Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy is organising a conference devoted to democratic challenges in the European Neighbourhood. The conference, taking place on 10 May 2017 in Copenhagen, will gather Danish democracy-support community, Member States’ representatives, high level speakers and democracy activists, to jointly discuss how Europe engages in supporting the development of democracy and democracy activists in the

  • UN World Press Freedom Day - Difference Day in Brussels

    To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2017, the European Endowment for Democracy is proud to join up in a new partnership with UNESCO, BOZAR, Free University of Brussels and other prominent partners, to celebrate the 2017 “Difference Day” in the Bozar, Brussels. Join us for a series of workshops, debates, films and exhibitions on issues related to freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

  • Echoes from Syrian civil society

    On the eve of the EU/UN-led April summit “Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region’’, the European Endowment for Democracy and ActionSyrie have the pleasure to invite you to our discussion "Echoes from Syrian civil society: Which path for the Syrian civil society in an increasingly challenging and uncertain environment?"

  • EED initiatives in spotlight at Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy

    The European Endowment for Democracy was delighted to contribute to as a partner to the fifth Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy. The event, organised annually by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brings together activists from around the world.

  • “We are writers, not fighters” – in conversation with Yassin al-Haj Saleh

    On 8 December EED in cooperation with Action Syrie hosted a discussion with a leading Syrian political dissident and writer Yassin al-Haj Saleh on his new book “La Question syrienne”.

  • Celebrating three years of EED

    The European Endowment for Democracy has been working to support civil society actors and democracy activists in the EU Neighbourhood since July 2013. During this period, EED has evolved from a concept put forward by EU Institutions and Member States into a vibrant, innovative member of the democracy support community.

    We are pleased to invite you to our Special Event to celebrate the Endowment’s three-year anniversary.