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#DemocracyDrinks – Disrupting democracies

26 September, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us on 26 September for our monthly #DemocracyDrinks.  

For this next edition of the #DemocracyDrinks we want to reflect on some of the geopolitical dimensions between Russia and the EU. In the previous edition we focused on what we can do to protect our civic space and strengthen our democracies. Now we are zooming out and looking at the tensions on democracies by foreign states.  

Our guest speaker will be Amy Eaglestone, PhD researcher at the University of Birmingham who will speak about her research which focuses on the role of political parties in democracy reform in the Eastern European Neighborhood. This year she has also been working with the KPSRL on a project about responses to polarization in the region. She will also discuss the geopolitical relationship between the EU and Russia. 

Join the discussion on September 26th at the Hague Humanity Hub.  

What are #DemocracyDrinks? 

Our #DemocracyDrinks bring together democracy advocates, thinkers and enthusiasts to connect in an informal setting. 

As a valuable opportunity for networking, the event will be all about making new contacts and catching up with people you know. You can test new ideas; plan common initiatives; and find moral support and inspiration. 

#DemocracyDrinks were launched by Defend Democracy in Brussels in 2018. And, since then, the idea has taken off. #DemocracyDrinks have taken place around the world, including in Washington DC, Berlin, Kathmandu and, since last year, The Hague. 

Our previous #DemocracyDrinks in The Hague have attracted a lively mixture of people from NGOs, international institutions, think tanks and national government, among others. 

The event series in The Hague is a collaboration between the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) and The Hague Humanity Hub.