Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM cordially invites you to the discussion called "30 Years of Freedom: What Future for Think-Tanks?" which takes place on Thursday, January 30 2020 in Prague Creative Center.
For the past 30 years of freedom, civil society and think-tanks have been touted ascrucial stakeholders in the democratic transition process, contributing to theemergence of healthy democracies through strengthening the interplay betweencitizens and policymakers. However, in recent years certain parts of Central and Eastern Europe has seen democratic backsliding, leading to antagonism towards oroutright vilification of civil society and think-tanks.In the midst of these developments, the challenges of tomorrow – climate change, digitalization, inequality in all its permutations, globalization, as well as Euroscepticism and dividing perceptions of the EU’s role – puts a strong onus on think-tanks, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, to re-orient and to someextent re-invent themselves along those rapid developments.With the annual publication of the Global Go-To Think-Tank Index, it is an opportunetime to reflect on the role of think-tanks in the past 30 years, as well as looktowards the role of think-tanks in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.
The discussion takes place on Thursday, January 30 2020 from 5PM to 6.30PM in Prague Creative Center, room 219 (Staroměstské náměstí 4/1, Old Town, Praha).
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Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.