Countries that have achieved the greatest success since the Cold War’s end are now displaying serious vulnerabilities in their still young democratic systems. Over the past five years, findings of Nations in Transit—Freedom House’s annual assessment of democratic development from Central Europe to Central Eurasia—have demonstrated stagnation and backsliding in key governance indicators across the new EU member states and countries of the Balkans.
What steps should be taken to address democracy’s growing vulnerability in this region? Please join in this timely discussion of trends in a diverse set of countries relevant to the EU.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Freedom House are pleased to invite you to a discussion of:
Nations in Transit 2012 Freedom House’s Annual Analysis of Democratic Development in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia – Fragile Frontier: Democracy’s Growing Vulnerability in Central and Southeastern Europe
David J. Kramer, President, Freedom House Ian Lesser, Executive Director, Transatlantic Center, GMF Brussels
Christopher Walker, Vice President, Strategy & Analysis, Freedom House. Sylvana Habdank-Ko?aczkowska, Project Director, Nations in Transit, Freedom House. Michael Leigh, Senior Adviser, German Marshall Fund of the United States. A light lunch will be served, starting at 12:15 p.m. To follow the discussion about the event online, use the Twitter hashtag #NIT2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: German Marshall Fund Residence Palace (8th floor) Rue de la Loi 155, 1040, Brussels.
Please confirm your attendance by responding to Charlotte Brandsma at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 238 52 82.