ENoP Study Launch Event: Political Parties and Civil Society The Need for Stronger Linkages to Defend and Promote Democracy
8 December 2022 16:00 - 19:00In Person Event | Organised by European Network of Political Foundations | Held in Brussels (CEST) in English
Defending against authoritarianism
The European Network of Political Foundations is inviting you to the launch of its study “Political Parties and Civil Society – The Need for Stronger Linkages to Defend and Promote Democracy”. The event will take place on Thursday 8 December from 16:00 – 19:00 CET at Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels & Zoom.
Civil society organisations and political parties are key instruments for citizens to exercise political participation in representative democracies. The interplay between civil society organisations and political parties can vary significantly depending on the political context of the country of focus and its overall democratic structure. This in turn has major implications for the opportunity of citizens’ political participation.
Exploring the topic in five target countries: Benin, Kenya, Cambodia, the Philippines and Bolivia, this study aimed to describe and compare the different roles and capacities of political parties and civil society groups in guaranteeing citizens’ political participation in representative democracies.
Join us for the study presentation and exchange with the lead and country authors, which will be followed by a reception.