PAST EVENTS

20 January 2023 13:00 - 14:00

NED: Kleptocratic Adaptation: Next Steps in the Battle Against Kleptocracy

Virtual Event | Organised by International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy | Held in US (EST) in English
Defending against authoritarianism

Please join the International Forum for Democratic Studies for a discussion on “Kleptocratic Adaptation: Next Steps in the Battle Against Kleptocracy,” with Jodi Vittori and Matthew Page and comments from Larry Diamond. The discussion builds on a forthcoming Forum report. After Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, kleptocrats are increasingly weaponizing corrupt networks, relying on opaque shell companies, and turning to professional enabling services to allow them to continue their theft, despite recent restrictions placed on them. As authoritarian actors adapt to the changing landscape, democracies must also elevate the issue of fighting kleptocracy to other pressing national security threats and adapt accordingly.


20 January 2023 00:00 - 23:30

Civil society advocacy meeting around priorities and accountability for the Government of Nepal as part of S4D2

In Person Event | Organised by Accountability Lab Nepal | Held in Kathmandu in TBA
Addressing and fighting corruption

Accountability Lab Nepal is hosting a civil society advocacy meeting around priorities and accountability for the Government of Nepal as part of S4D2 in Kathmandu on January 20th- contact [email protected] if you’d like to be involved.


18 January 2023 12:00 - 13:00

S4D WG Kleptocracy and Illicit Finance – Next Meeting 1/18 @ 12pm ET

Virtual Event | Organised by WG - Kleptocracy and Illicit Financ | Held in Virginia (EST) in English
Defending against authoritarianism
Happy New Year. We hope this message finds you well. Thank you again for your interest in our Summit for Democracy (S4D) Working Group (WG) on Kleptocracy and Illicit Finance. Our next WG meeting will take place Wednesday January 18 at 12pm ET. Please pre-register through the link below and let us know if you have any questions.
Topic: S4D Working Group – Kleptocracy and Illicit Finance
Time: Jan 18, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucOGvpj8vH9xjXnwMm2t3dtcjpEFFFkAK
As a quick reminder, you can find our recent WG Meeting Backgrounder at: https://summit4democracy.org/s4d-wg-kleptocracy-and-illicit-finance-annual-dialogue-backgrounder-open-for-dialogue/. We are also actively planning our upcoming February dialogue and will be sharing more information next week. We look forward to seeing you later this month and wish you a wonderful weekend.

17 January 2023 04:00 - 05:00

Launch of the cohort on Deliberative Democracy and Citizens’ Assemblies

Virtual Event | Organised by Deliberative Democracy and Citizens' Assemblies, S4D Cohort | Held in Brussels (CET) in English
Defending against authoritarianism

Ahead of the second Summit for Democracy on March 29-30 2023, the Cohort on Deliberative Democracy and Citizens’ Assemblies will hold an official (online) launch event on the 17th January 2023 at 4:00PM CET.

 

At the launch event, European Commission VP Dubravka Šuica will talk about embedding deliberative democracy at EU level, while Mr. Art O’Leary (Electoral Commission at the Irish government) will share the Irish experience with deliberative democracy. Iain Walker from NewDemocracy Foundation will talk about the concrete action of this cohort and how governments and other organisations can participate and make commitments ahead of the Summit. Finally Graham Allen, from the Citizens’ Convention on UK democracy will take us to ideas on the future of democracy and how this cohort is trying to help shaping those futures. The event will then open to comments and questions and answers.

Follow the work of the Cohort on this platform: https://cop-demos.jrc.ec.europa.eu/summit-for-democracy

Visit the official website of the Summit for Democarcy 2023 at: https://www.state.gov/summit-for-democracy-2023/

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13 January 2023 - 16 January 2023 10:00 - 17:00

“The Crisis of Democracy in the World House”, Stanford 2023 World House Documentary Film Festival

Virtual Event | Organised by Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law | Held in California (PST) in English
Defending against authoritarianism

15 December 2022 06:00 - 16:00

Media Freedom Cohort Launch

Virtual Event | Organised by Media Freedom Cohort | Held in Worldwide in English
Advancing respect for human rights

A December 15 event will mark the official launch of the Media Freedom Cohort, led by the Governments of Canada and the Netherlands, and facilitated by international media development organization Internews. The Media Freedom Cohort has focused its efforts on organizing three working groups steered by civil society partners, set to build on commitments made at the first summit and spark new commitments in the areas of Protecting Journalists’ Safety and Security (ACOS Alliance, IFEX), Advancing Freedom of Expression (IBAHRI, High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom) and Bolstering Independent and Diverse Media (Global Forum on Media Development). For more information on the launch or working groups, contact [email protected].


13 December 2022 10:00 - 14:00

Summit of Democracy Year of Action Dialogue

In Person Event | Organised by International IDEA, European Commission | Held in Brussels (CET) in English
Defending against authoritarianism

The International IDEA and the European Commission have the pleasure to invite you to the Summit for Democracy Year of Action Dialogue: Beyond the Summit for Democracy, opportunities and the way forward on 13 December 2022. The first Summit for Democracy (S4D) and the Year of Action put the spotlight on democracy at a critical time and engaged democratic leaders to formulate domestic and external commitments on democracy and human rights. The S4D Year of Action Dialogue will offer a unique opportunity to governments, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to take stock on the good practices of the S4D implementation process so far, share lessons learnt and identify opportunities for continuous engagement beyond the Year of Action and the second S4D to maximise the impact of achievements. The event will particularly explore the added value of cohorts, the dynamics of bringing governments and civil society together to shape future action on commitments, and the role that can be played by EU Member States. It will feature speakers from EU institutions, government representatives from EU Member States, Africa and North America, and civil society organisations.

We look forward to welcoming you in person or online.

Find the invitation here


13 December 2022 15:30 - 17:00

Tech for Democracy Cohort Meeting

In Person Event | Organised by Tech for Democracy Cohort | Held in London in English
Defending against authoritarianism

The Tech for Democracy Cohort will be convening in London on December 13 from 15:30-17:00. If people want to RSVP to attend, they can email Jennifer Brody ([email protected]) and Hunter Morgan ([email protected]). The meeting will be hybrid (in-person and virtual).


12 December 2022 12:00 - 13:00

S4D WG – Kleptocracy and Illicit Finance 12/12 Meeting

Virtual Event | Organised by WG - Kleptocracy and Illicit Financ | Held in Virginia (EST) in English
Defending against authoritarianism
Their next WG meeting will take place December 12. At this meeting we will discuss the attached brief and plan for our second annual dialogue planned for early 2023. Please pre-register through the link below.
S4D WG Kleptocracy and Illicit Finance Meeting Monday December 12, 12pm ET

8 December 2022 16:00 - 19:00

ENoP Study Launch Event: Political Parties and Civil Society The Need for Stronger Linkages to Defend and Promote Democracy

In 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.


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