Press invitation: Launch of The Global State of Democracy - Brussels

You are invited to attend the global launch of International IDEA’s publication The Global State of Democracy, on 30 November 2017 in Brussels

When: 30 November 2017, 12:15 - 15:30 

Where: Palais Egmont, 1000 Brussels

What: Download the agenda

The Global State of Democracy is a biennial publication that assesses the state of democracy around the world, based on data from newly developed Global State of Democracy indices. The publication includes an overview of global and regional democracy trends, current challenges, as well as recommendations for policy makers and democracy practitioners. The publication’s first edition focuses on ‘Exploring Democracy’s Resilience’ and analyses a set of key challenges to democracy and the enabling conditions for its resilience. 

The event will have contributions from Yves Leterme (Secretary-General, International IDEA), Didier Reynders (Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Heidi Hautala (Vice-President, European Parliament), among others.
More information: Launch of The Global State of Democracy: Brussels

Trailer for the accompanying documentary series: Democracy doesn’t happen by chance

Press Contacts: 

Tomas Spragg Nilsson

Tel: +46 72 207 65 03 

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics. International IDEA produces comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes, constitution-building, and political participation and representation, as well as democracy as it relates to gender, diversity, and conflict and security. For more information, visit