Conference in Danish Parliament: 
The Future of European Democracy

18. June, 16:30,

Allinge, Bornholm, Denmark

Human rights are increasingly being challenged in Europe and in the world. In Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko has been in power since 1994, and after the fraudulent presidential election in 2020, thousands of people took to the streets. They demanded free and fair elections and Lukashenko's resignation. They were met with mass arrests, torture, ill-treatment and systematic, inhuman treatment in detention centers and prisons. And while most of the world has supported Ukraine during Russia's invasion of the country, Putin has had one steadfast support: Lukashenko, who is helping the Russian regime circumvent EU sanctions. What should be the role of the EU in the fight for democracy and for securing respect for human rights in our eastern neighbor? What has the war in Ukraine changed about the developments, in particular opposition leader and human rights activist Svetlana Tikhanouskaya's fight for democracy? Join the debate on the role of the EU and whether we have a shared responsibility for pushing for democracy and human rights.