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Discussion Series: Democratic Resilience in Europe

Date & Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
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What is happening with democracy and elections in Europe? To encourage discussion and to share information about key issues in European politics, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) holds monthly online discussions with experts and experienced practitioners, organized by its Regional Elections Administration and Political Processes Strengthening program and the IFES Regional Europe Office in Prague, Czech Republic. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions and voice their thoughts about the issue being discussed.

The Democratic Resilience in Europe discussion series has received broad interest and high-level participation. An array of international good practices and recommendations have been identified, and these insights have provided integral input to the actions of election management bodies, observers, and advocacy groups.

Upcoming Events

Since early 2020, IFES has held regular online discussions on issues related to electoral integrity and democratic resilience in Europe. As of March 2023, 26 installments have been held with the participation of over 2,200 people from 95 countries.

Attitudes Towards Democracy–Trends in Central Europe

The impact of the war in Ukraine continues to be felt in Central Europe with increased propaganda from the Kremlin and large numbers of Ukrainians migrating for safety. The conflict, coupled with concerning political developments in Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, and an unclear situation in the Czech Republic, pose a question about attitudes towards democracy in Central Europe. Join IFES for an online discussion on popular democratic resilience that will bring together a panel of experts to explore current trends in Central European countries.

The event will be held on Zoom. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the panelists questions.



  • Magnus Öhman, Sr. Political Finance Advisor, and Director, Regional Europe Office, IFES


  • Michal Vasecka, Sociologist, Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia 
  • Ingrida Kerusauskaite, Community Cohesion in Central Europe project Team Leader, IFES Center for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Trust Senior Research Fellow 
  • Dr. Cassandra Emmons, Senior Democracy Data Analyst, Center for Applied Research and Learning, IFES 


Past Events