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10 years of EP's democracy support

On 29-30 November 2022, Members and key stakeholders across the democracy support community gathered at a high-level event entitled ‘Supporting Parliamentary Democracy Worldwide: Building democratic resilience’, organised by the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group in the European Parliament in Brussels.

The conference, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of European Parliament's democracy support activities, was opened by President Roberta Metsola and brought together a number of high-level speakers, such as Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission, former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox, President of the Parliament of North Macedonia Talat Xhaferi, as well as Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the beneficiary parliaments from non-EU countries, Sakharov Prize laureates and human rights defenders and experts in democracy support to reflect upon the lessons-earned from the past ten years and stake out the way ahead in setting future priorities and development of the European Parliament's democracy support.

Two days of knowledge and experience sharing and debates focused on the European Parliament's work in the area of election observation, mediation, parliamentary support and capacity building, supporting and promoting human rights and engagement with the civil society and young leaders left also a room for informal meetings and high-level networking.

The conference was webstreamed and the recordings are available on links below.

Stand with Ukraine

In the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, MEPs demand tougher sanctions on Russia and new efforts to grant Ukraine EU candidate status.

Recently the EP has launched a new official website - Stand with Ukraine, where content is regularly updated in both English and Ukrainian.

Past events