The EFOR 2019 report outlines the results of a series of projects of the organisation and its partners on both components: measuring clientelism and combating strategic political misinformation. Clientelism can be powered either directly from public funds, as it is the case for financial transfers made by local authorities to the local governments for investment – which have been documented by us throughout recent years; or affecting strategic sectors through more subtle schemes, such as energy.
At the end of 2018 and in the first part of 2019 crucial elections took place – or are going to – in the Republic of Moldova (two rounds, parliamentary and local), Estonia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey or Macedonia, and then in May general elections for the European Parliament, to list only the most visible ···
EFOR hosted for one week a mixt delegation from Armenia, including public officials, academics, journalists and civil society, in a joint project Caucasus Institute-ExpertForum. We organized meetings with relevant public figures, in Bucharest and Cluj, where out guests learned about the post-Communist transition in Romania, the process of EU integration, the current political debates and ···
Therese Pearce Laanela is the head of elections department at International Idea. She has a long experience in the electoral field for more than 20 years and is a founding staff member of IDEA. She also worked for UNDP or IFES, was Deputy Director for the Democratization Program at the Carter Center, and was involved ···
Case studies from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Romania and Hungary The EU has been increasingly caught up in its own internal struggles over the past years – migration, populism, Brexit – and is facing fundamental challenges to its core principles and values from problematic member states such as Poland, Hungary or Romania. Russia stands only ···
April 11 2019, 16.00 Location: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) The report WAR BY OTHER MEANS. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment will be launched in Brussels on the 11th of April 2019 at the at 16.30 at the Permanent Representation of the ···