The European Democracy Hub acts as a focal point for work on democracy, bringing together analysts and policymakers engaged with EU democracy support and democratic challenges in Europe. It is a joint initiative of Carnegie Europe and the European Partnership for Democracy.

  • Commentary

    A Democratic Roadmap for Ukraine

    International support for Ukraine thus far has focused on immediate priorities. While supplying weapons, sanctioning Russia, and adjusting energy prices are of great importance, a longer-term vision is also needed to ensure a better future for Ukraine.

  • Research

    Five Lessons on International Rule of Law Support

    • Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
    • September 06, 2022

    The promotion of the rule of law across borders should be implemented based on clear and objective standards, and distinguished from state-building exercises.

  • Research

    Rising Hostility to Democracy Support: Can It Be Countered?

    Democracy support organizations are struggling to maintain operations in states with hostile environments. They need to reassess their approach in such countries and seek to address the political drivers of repression.

  • Commentary

    COVID-19 and Democratic Resilience

    The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the democratic backsliding that has been unfolding worldwide for a decade. Democratic reform must be advanced at the international level and enhanced in a regional framework.

  • Commentary

    EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

    The EU provides a framework to protect human rights defenders who operate in countries where rights and freedoms are comprised. For continued relevance, the guidelines must be more fully implemented and updated to reflect new challenges to human rights defenders.

  • Research

    Making the EU’s New Development Aid Work for Democracy

    • Sergio Rodríguez Prieto
    • August 04, 2022

    As the EU begins a new cycle of its aid programs, it must place democracy at the center of its development policy.

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