Briefing paper: Defence of Democracy Package Directive

Pia Engelbrecht-Bogdanov
30 April, 2024


The European Commission has proposed a Defence of Democracy package that aims to strengthen the EU against foreign influence, but it risks undermining the civil society organisations that uphold democracy while failing to adequately address any influence in the EU.

We’ve outlined why this doesn’t work in this briefing paper. It was conceived together with Civil Society Europe, ALDACivil Liberties Union for Europe, European Center for Nonprofit LawEuropean Civic ForumEuropean Partnership for DemocracyEuropean Youth ForumILGA EuropePhilea and The Good Lobby

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Vitor Teixeira

Senior Policy Officer - Rule of Law and Civic Space