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The Implications of the Current Financial and Economic Crisis on Democratic Governance
23 | Março | 2009   -  24 | Março | 2009
Palácio Foz - Restauradores

Organização: Comunidade das Democracias, IPRI-UNL e IEP-UC


March 23rd
9h30 | Registration

10h00 | Opening Plenary Session
Luís Amado, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal

10h45 | Workshop I: New Challenges to Democratic Governance. The Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis: The Advantages of Democracy
Setting the Scene: Nuno Mota Pinto, Executive Director, World Bank
Rapporteur: Susan R. Johnson, Senior Coordinator for Democracy Promotion, US State Department

11h45 | Coffee Break

12h00 | Workshop II: Reinforcing Democratic and Participatory Governance
Setting the Scene: George Matthew, Director, Institute of Social Science (India)
Rapporteur: Paul Graham, IDASA (South Africa)

13h30 | Lunch

15h30 | Workshop III: The International Role of the Community of Democracies. Views and Perspectives for the Next Decade: Reviewing Ten Years of Democracy Support
Setting the Scene: Morton Halpering, Open Society Institute (USA)
Rapporteur: Bronislaw Misztal, CoD

17h00 | Coffee Break

17h30 | Workshop IV: Democracy Promotion: Transitions to Sustainable Democracy
Setting the Scene: João Marques de Almeida, European Commission
Rapporteur: Ambassador Edvards Borisovas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

19h00 | End of Sessions

March 24th
10h00 | Round Table
Presenting the World Movement for Democracy, David Lowe
Presenting the European Partnership for Democracy, Roel von Meijenfeldt, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy

11h30 | Coffee Break

12h00 | Plenary Closing Session: Conclusions and Recommendations
João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperatio of Portugal
Bronislaw Misztal, CoD
Paul Graham, ISC
João Carlos Espada, IEP-UC
Carlos Gaspar, IPRI-UNL
Representatives of Portuguese Civil Society

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