The European Commission and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) are pleased to facilitate a Post Summit for Democracy Dialogue: Analyzing country commitments and exploring opportunities for engagement on 20 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium and online.
This event will mark the launch of an International IDEA report including in-depth analysis of the country commitments and a presentation of options and opportunities for the second Summit. The Dialogue will offer a unique opportunity to governments, civil society and other stakeholders to the Summit to discuss Summit for Democracy commitments, share lessons learnt and identify opportunities for engagement for this Year of Action.
The event will be opened by Ms Johanna Sumuvuori, State Secretary to the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Ms Chiara Adamo, Acting Director for Human Development, Migration, Governance and Peace in the Directorate General for International Partnerships, European Commission.
The event will feature speakers from EU institutions, government representatives from European Member States, Europe, Africa and Asia, and civil society organizations.
|13:30–14:00||Registration – welcome coffee|
Welcome and opening remarks
Ms Johanna Sumuvuori. State Secretary to the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Presentation of the ‘Report: Unpacking the Summit for Democracy commitments' and discussion
Ms Annika Silva-Leander, Head of North America programme, International IDEA
Lessons learned on development and implementation of S4D commitments
Moderator: Ms Marilyn Neven, Programme Manager, International IDEA
Mr Martin Pizinger, Deputy Director, Human Rights & Transition Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
S4D perspectives from outside the EU
Moderator: Ms Laura Bretea, Policy Officer, INTPA
Ms Cristina Gherasimov, Head of the Office of the President of the Republic of Moldova (TBC)
Opportunities for engagement during the Year of Action
Mr Patrick Costello, Head of Division, Democracy and Electoral Observation, EEAS
Closing and main take-aways
Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General, International IDEA (pre-recorded video message)