Neglecting democracy comes with a heavy price tag for every European citizen (Photo: European Commission)

A decade of the European Endowment for Democracy

Ten years ago, the Arab Spring was a clarion call for democracy, a moment of collective awakening that led to the formation of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).

This institution has since acted as a lifeline for democracy campaigners, journalists, and civic activists. Operating on a flexible, rapid-response model, the EED has been instrumental in nurturing the green shoots of democracy where they are most vulnerable.


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Author Bio

Jerzy Pomianowski is the executive director of the European Endowment for Democracy and a former deputy foreign minister of Poland.