With democracy backsliding worldwide and with the increasing threat to civil society and democratic political actors, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), has stepped up its efforts to support democratic processes through offering the expertise of political foundations.
With this paper, ENoP offers a set of recommendations to democracy stakeholders and the EU, which aim to improve the effectiveness and impact of democracy support worldwide.
The recommendations highlight the importance of implementing an inclusive multi-actor approach when designing democracy-related actions. Some of the key areas covered by the paper include:
- Democratic awareness-building and civic education
- Strengthening of the interaction between civil society and political institutions
- Applying a joint European approach to democracy support actions
- Inclusion of democracy development/democracy consolidation country strategies
In the context of the launch of the Team Europe Democracy Initiative, these recommendations shall provide the EU with an additional toolkit to help operationalise and coordinate their democracy actions. The paper also details elements which have to come together, in order to achieve a visible and measurable impact.
For the full set of recommendations, please find our paper below: