International Democracy Day Brussels 2023

On 14 and 15 September 2023, International IDEA and its partners, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED), the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and Carnegie Europe, organised the 2023 edition of the International Democracy Day Brussels. More than 120 representatives from democracy organisations as well as practitioners, policymakers, … Continued

How Can Europe Help the Next Phase of the Summit for Democracy?

By Richard Youngs and Ken Godfrey With contributions from Thomas Carothers, Nic Cheeseman, Jakub Klepal, Julia Leininger, Kirsten Meijer, Lisbeth Pilegaard, Anthony Smith, Antonella Valmorbida Leaders agreed that the Summit for Democracy process will continue to improve coordination among democracies. If the EU is to prove its credibility and effectiveness, concrete actions are needed in … Continued

Summit for Democracy Impact Analysis and Reflections Published

International IDEA has published an analysis of the setup of the Second Summit, the state of implementation of past democracy commitments, the new commitments made by participating countries, and the level of inclusion of civil society and Democracy Cohorts at the summit. The Report also presents recommendations which could pave the way for stronger connectivity, … Continued

Youth Democracy Cohort Releases Call to Action

The co-leads of the Youth Democracy Cohort, International IDEA, the European Partnership for Democracy, the European Youth Network and Africtivistes, call on civil society organisations and other stakeholders around the world to promote youth political participation as a bedrock of the summit for democracy process. Civil society organisations, foundations and the private sector must seize … Continued

International IDEA support to the Summit for Democracy 2021-2023

International IDEA views the Summit for Democracy as a strategic opportunity to place democracy at the front and centre of the global agenda. The war in Ukraine underscores, even more, the need for democracies to stand united in the face of authoritarian threats. International IDEA has therefore developed a strategic engagement programme (2021-2023) around the … Continued

Summit for Democracy Cohorts Analysis Published

International IDEA has published an analysis of Democracy Cohort an overview of the purpose, work and outputs of the 16 Democracy Cohorts established or announced by February 2023 in the context of the Summit for Democracy organised by the US Government. The main contribution of the Democracy Cohorts to the Summit for Democracy process is … Continued

Reassessing Southern EU Democracy Support: The Security Dilemma

Erin Jones considers the approach taken by Southern EU Member States (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) to democracy support, including analysis of their commitments made at the Summit for Democracy. The article is part of the¬†European Democracy Hub¬†initiative run by Carnegie Europe and the European Partnership for Democracy. The article concludes that while on first … Continued

Why the Next Democracy Summit Must Go Beyond Civil Society Support

Katya Rimkunas and Patrick Quirk argue in the National Interest for why political parties should be better included in the efforts and commitments of the Summit for Democracy process. The authors contend that the current format offers too narrow of a solution, focussed disproportionately on supporting civil society and countering corruption without the requisite reforms … Continued

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