CIPE Warsaw Conference

CA Why not participated in the CIPE Warsaw Conference “Europe’s Uncertain Future: Finding our Footing against Democratic Backsliding”.

Plenary session week 03 2016 - Situation in Poland.

From 20th – 21st of June, in Warsaw, Poland, CIPE held its second Warsaw conference, under the name “Europe’s Uncertain Future: Finding our Footing against Democratic Backsliding.”

This conference hosted diverse range of organizations from Albania, Belgium, BiH, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, USA, all working on the issue of democracy in Eastern and Central Europe.

As the focus of the conference was recent decline of democracy in the region, some of the questions raised at the conference were how has the situation for democratic and economic reforms in the region changed since last year, and how to coordinate a unified transatlantic approach to restoring support for democratic values in Central and Eastern Europe.

Participants of the conference also had an opportunity to learn more about very interesting project The Beacon Project: Shining a Light on Russia’s Information War, that was presented by  Miriam Lexmann,  from International Republican Institute. This project aims at countering the increasing threat of Russian soft power and propaganda, as well as to maximize IRI’s partnerships with various partners from political parties, media organizations, think tanks and activists that together will work on destabilization of Russian Federation’s information campaign across.

CIPE, The Center for International Private Enterprise works on strengthening democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.

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