On the occasion of their 5th anniversary, the European Endowment for Democracy, together with the European Parliament’s Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group, is organising a joint high-level event and reception at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 June 2018.
The event will start at 17:30 with keynotes addresses by representatives of EU institutions. A debate on the state of democracy today will follow at 18:30. This very special day will end with a reception at the presidential dining room.
The EED responds to a context where actors for change in societies struggling for democratisation sometimes face obstacles in accessing EU funding. The EED aims to add value by offering a dedicated rapid and flexible funding mechanism for beneficiaries who are not supported, are insufficiently covered or face difficulties in obtaining support from EU financial instruments, in particular for reasons of legal personality, administrative requirements or eligibility criteria. Beneficiaries may include journalists, bloggers, non-registered NGOs, loosely organised or fledgling pro-democratic movements and political movements (including those in exile or from the diaspora), in particular when all of these actors operate in a very uncertain political context.