IVO at the 5th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Kiev

Grigorij Mesežnikov and Martin Bútora participated in the 5th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy – “Making Democracy Work: From Principles to Performance” which was held early April in Kiev. More than 500 democratic activists, experts and politicians from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania participated in the event organised by the Washington National Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with Europe Fund XXI (Ukraine).

IVO president Grigorij Mesežnikov contributed in the sections ”Civil Society Strategies for Free and Fair Elections“ (source: World Movement for Democracy, Fifth Assembly – Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 – 9 April 2008, issue 2) and “Improving Democratic Governance“ (source: World Movement for Democracy, Fifth Assembly – Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 – 9 April 2008, issue 3).

Honorary IVO president Martin Bútora contributed in the section “From Principles to Performance: How Can Europeans Enhance Their Support for Democratic Transitions Worldwide?“ and took part, together with other three chosen participants of the Assembly, including former president of Peur Alejandro Toleda, in a meeting with Ukrainian media representatives hosted by Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President of the National Democratic Institute, where he discussed the current state of democracy in some new EU member-countries.

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