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Opinion: Hungary’s democratic Rubik’s Cube | EU.Observer

“[The Sovereignty Law] has enforced a culture of fear within civil society and the media, diverted already limited resources and attention, stifled cooperation and imposed a level of self-censorship.” Elliott Goat and Zsofia Banuta, EU.Observer As Hungary takes over the EU’s rotating presidency, EPDE member Unhack Democracy took a look at how Hungarian civil society […]

Online Round Table: European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections

Online round table “European perspectives, Russian Law, and a new electoral system: What to know about Georgia’s 2024 elections” The parliamentary elections in Georgia, set for October 26, 2024, occur amid weeks of continued peaceful protests against the law “On transparency of foreign influence” pushed by the ruling Georgian Dream party and efforts to intimidate […]

EPDE at the EU Elections: Observing E-Day in Bulgaria and Romania

From 6 to 10 June 2024, the EPDE organized study trips for election observers to Romania and Bulgaria. The study trips were implemented in close cooperation with local partners Expert Forum (EFOR) in Romania and Institute for Public Environment Development (IPED) in Bulgaria. The trip’s program culminated in observing E-day of the European Parliament Elections […]

EPDE Stands in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Belarus

May 21 marks Day of Political Prisoners in Belarus. “The main thing is to save your health” – this year’s theme is the right to health and medical care in detention. According to Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Belarus, as a state that has ratified it, recognizes the […]

“Governments, Tech companies, Civil Society must foster collaboration to harness AI Potential and protect liberal democracy”

The panel discussion “The AI moment in the Transatlantic Super-Election Year” explored the potential opportunities and threats of artificial intelligence in the context of the upcoming elections in the transatlantic world and globally. Moderated by Tanit Koch, Ginny Badanes, Christiane Hoffmann, Ben Brake, and Lukasz Kondraciuk (EPDE) discussed how deepfakes can threaten election campaigns, the […]

Georgia: Last chance to stop Russian-style crackdown on civil society

International human rights organizations, civil society groups, and election observers are urging European and national leaders to promptly address the Georgian government’s attempt to crackdown on civil society as the country approaches its General Elections in October. Since April 15th, Georgians have been rallying in protest against the proposed “Transparency of Foreign Influence” law, which […]

Webinar 3: Women in Elections: transforming policies, transforming politics in Europe

We kindly invite you to the third webinar of the project “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies” (SEEEDS)   in 2024, which will take place on May 14, 2024 at 4 pm. The webinar focuses on women’s representation in the in the European Elections 2024. Women have the right to vote but continue to be under-represented in European politics […]

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