When Fact-Checking Isn’t Enough: Information Operations and Reflections on the European Parliament Elections
The Open Society European Policy Institute and Demos host a discussion about new types of information operations now targeting democratic governments and societies around the globe.
Integration Within Association: New Perspectives on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
A panel of experts will discuss the EU-Ukraine reform and integration agenda for 2019 and beyond.
Moving Beyond Libya’s Political Deadlock: What Role for the EU?
The European Policy Centre and the Open Society European Policy Institute convene a panel of experts on Libya to discuss the situation on the ground and efforts to stabilize the country.
How Disinformation Spreads: Social Media’s Impact on Italy’s Elections
Alexandre Alaphilippe from EU DisinfoLab and fact-checker David Puente discuss how civil society cooperation helped monitor and counter online disinformation during the elections.
Bad Idea: The Rise of Illiberal Values and the Exporting of Repression Across the Former Soviet Union
A panel of experts will explore the Foreign Policy Centre’s recent research into how authoritarian values are promoted and developed within, and exported from, the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Implementation of the EU–Moldova Association Agreement: Views from Civil Society
In the run-up to the next EU–Moldova Association Council in April, this discussion will provide an assessment of Moldova’s implementation of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
Repression Beyond Borders: Exiled Azerbaijanis in Georgia
Join us for the Brussels launch of a new report that documents how Azerbaijani journalists and activists have been harassed by their government even while living abroad.
The “Not Entirely Closed” Western Balkan Route: The Impact on Rights and the Rule of Law
This event sheds light on the situation along the Western Balkans’ migration route and provides an opportunity for experts to analyze how the migration crisis and the European Union’s response to it has impacted the region.
Armed Drones, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights: The Need for a European Voice?
A panel of speakers with firsthand insight into drone operations will discuss human rights in the context of drone use and the fight against terrorism.
Corruption in Uzbekistan: The Way Forward for the Return of Illicit Assets Frozen in Europe
This conversation will focus on corrupt practices in Uzbekistan and the use of asset recovery as a form of redress for victims of corruption.
EU Directive on Combating Terrorism: A Roundtable Event
The EU is in the final stages of negotiating a new directive on combating terrorism. This roundtable meeting will inform and raise concerns ahead of trilogue negotiations and the adoption of the directive.
Reforms in Ukraine: Milestones for 2016
Experts from the Reanimation Package of Reforms and the EU Support Group for Ukraine take stock of reform efforts in 2015 and examine areas of critical importance for the year ahead.