How is Europe remaining a force for democratization outside of its borders? What potential would a European Endowment for Democracy (EED) hold in this effort? How can the US and Europe best complement each other’s efforts in the region?
The European Union was recognized for its contribution to the advancement of peace, democracy and human rights in Europe with the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year. Much of this work was accomplished in Central and Eastern Europe over the past twenty years. A forthcoming Capitol Hill briefing will explore the successes of democracy promotion in this region and how these lessons can be applied to emerging post-Arab Spring democracies.
The Bertelsmann Foundation would like to invite you to a special Congressional lunch briefing:
Democracy Promotion: Applying Successful Approaches from Central and Eastern Europe
Friday, December 7th 2012
12:00 – 1:30 pm
B-318 RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
The discussion will include remarks by:
Under Secretary of State, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
President, National Endowment for Democracy
Ambassador of Lithuania to the USA
Deputy Chief of Mission, EU Delegation to the USA
Director of Center for Democracy and Human Rights, People in Need
Director, Transatlantic Relations, Bertelsmann Foundation
The briefing is part of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI). The CEPI is made possible by the support of the European Commission.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided.