Conference on EU Policies on Democracy Support
March 9, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic. Former Prime Minister Campbell delivered a keynote address at this conference, which focused on issues of democratic transition on March 9 and 10, in the Czech Republic. The conference brought over one hundred democracy experts from EU institutions, Member States and non-governmental organizations to Prague.
The conference was organized in collaboration with the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), a European platform of organizations active in democracy assistance and the Czech Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights (DEMAS).
Democracy promotion is among the EU’s and the Czech Republic’s foreign policy priorities and therefore the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited experts from the EU Member States and institutions like the European Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament to discuss how the individual policies and programs can be made more effective. The conference was also attended by representatives of European non-governmental organizations who presented their recommendations on democracy assistance. The receiver countries were also represented in the panels by NGOs from countries such as Russia, Armenia, Zimbabwe and Lebanon.
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