“Democracy at a tipping point?” –  Identifying mechanisms to improve democracy

Apr 06, 2022

Good governance

Are we experiencing a turbulent moment of democracy? Is the latter hanging in balance? 

The recent crises, both in terms of health and war, are thus challenging the democratic stability in the global scenario. Complex issues required effective actions. 

Thus, there is a need for coherent and effective responses from governments and institutions, when it comes to the rise of authoritarianism, tragically illustrated by the war in Ukraine, or pandemics such as COVID. These responses will also influence the degree of citizens’ trust towards democracy. 

In light of this, Club de Madrid, European Partnership for Democracy and International IDEA organise the session “Democracy at a tipping point?”.  This event will focus on identifying mechanisms to improve democracy’s ability to address crises, by exploring three basic pillars of action: responsible leadership, resilient institutions and digital democracy. The occasion will also serve as a moment for panelist to address and discuss the recommendations of Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2021 “Rethinking Democracy” as well as its “GlobalCommission on Democracy and Emergencies”.

Register to the “Democracy at a tipping point” session

María Elena Agüero, Secretary General, Club de Madrid; Sam van der Staak, Head of International IDEA’s Europe Programme,, will open the session, which will have among its keynote speakers:

  • Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012) and President of Club de Madrid; 
  • Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium 2008,2009-2011) and Member of Club de Madrid;
  • Antonella Valmorbida, President of European Partnership for Democracy and Secretary General of ALDA.

Facilitator: Marilyn Neven, Programme Manager, International IDEA.

Join the event:
April 7 from 09:00 – 10:30 p.m. (CET)
Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
Register here: