Frontiers of Democracy

Frontiers of Democracy is a far-reaching CEU initiative that aims to promote open debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas with a diversity of views about the nature of democracy today. Scroll down for news on upcoming and past events in the series. Click here for CEU faculty and student research related to this initiative.

CEU’s School of Public Policy, the Center for European Union Research, the French Institute of Budapest, and the French Embassy organized a series of discussions at CEU on May 19 to reflect on freedom, religion, and security in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 7, 2015. The event was part of CEU’s Frontiers of Democracy series.

Visegrad countries should support Ukraine’s civil society financially and with their transition expertise, according to speakers at a roundtable discussion organized by CEU’s Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) on May 14 as part of the Frontiers of Democracy series.

“The fate of a civil activist is to be imprisoned in Belarus,” said Ales Bialiatski, vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights, in his talk at CEU on May 11. Hosted by CEU’s Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), the event was part of the Frontiers of Democracy series.

Panelists discussed how the EU's Eastern Partnership policy could be reformed in advance of the Riga Summit at a May 6 conference co-hosted by CEU’s Center for EU Enlargement Studies, the Latvian Embassy to Hungary and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation Budapest.