In 2004, the Central European and Baltic countries joined the European Union as new members. The Prague office seeks to strengthen liberal forces, both political and intellectual, in the region. Our project office particularly supports the 4liberty.eu network, which serves as a centre of competence and a platform for dialogue.
From Poland With Love - September
From persistent humanitarian crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border over possible Polexit to the most beautiful house in the world: In his monthly newsletter, our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
A New Vision for Europe: Where Should the EU Be Heading?
Budapest City Hall, Political Capital Institute and CEU Democracy Institute, the organizers of the inaugural Budapest Forum – Building Sustainable Democracies, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have invited prominent politicians from the western and eastern part of Europe to discuss whether a compelling new vision for the European Union is possible that brings together the majority of its citizens and political forces.
Elections in the Czech Republic - Exciting and Confusing
The new parliament will be elected in the Czech Republic next weekend - and the situation is anything but clear. Among the three electoral alliances vying for the leadership, none is even close to achieving a majority of its own. Depending on the outcome of the election, complicated coalition negotiations are in the offing. And the future of Prime Minister Babiš is still uncertain.
The disinformation media attempt to divert attention from the violations in the Russian elections
United Russia party gained a majority of votes in a parliamentary election in Russia accompanied by alleged widespread violations. While observers report cases of forced voting and vote-rigging, Russian officials shift the blame to foreign media and NGOs. Their rhetoric is echoed by the pro-Russian disinformation media.
20 years after 9/11: conspiracy theories still alive and related to Covid-19
As the world remembers the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre, conspiracy theories about what "really" happened are resurfacing and continue to roam the Internet twenty years after the event, although most have been disproven and none confirmed by experts. Check out the new bi-weekly report by Infosecurity.sk.
Here is How to Craft your Story as a Liberal!
With a group of participants from the region, we discussed populism in the Visegrád (V4) countries and its relevance for political communication during the online workshop series „The Story of Visegrád”. Here is what we have learned on how to challenge the populist narrative.
Job Vacancy: Project Manager Central Europe and the Baltic States
As of 1st December 2021, the position of a Project Manager for Central Europe and the Baltic States at the Prague office will be filled full-time (40 hours/week) at least until 31st December 2022 (with a potential extension).