At times of instability and insecurity reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, democracies can become particularly fragile. A belief in good governance, trustworthy media and institutions, and active civil society are now crucial for the democratic societies to get back on feet, move forward and overcome societal and economic challenges of the near future. But what if the societies lack these components?
GLOBSEC’s new report provides a unique insight into satisfaction with democracy and current governance systems in 10 Central and Eastern European countries. By observing links between the support for liberal democracy over autocracy, satisfaction with the governance and life, or inclination to believe in conspiracy and misinformation narratives, the report reveals fragile spots that require further discussion on multiple levels.
What are the current attitudes towards democracy in the region? Are inclinations towards illiberalism felt within the societies? What should we do to tackle the insecurities and growing distrust in the system and what role is misinformation playing in sowing the doubt?
Join us for a brief report presentation and discussion with the speakers:
Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy
Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, EPP
Katarína Klingová, Senior Research Fellow, Democracy & Resilience Programme, GLOBSEC