Edward McMillan-Scott (EP Vice President, ALDE); Ana Gomes (S&D); Eduard Kukan (EPP) and Judith Sargentini(Greens)
invite you to the European launch of the 2012 Freedom in the World report
Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 193 countries and 15 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide.
In the Brussels program:
i. Global Trends in Political Rights and Civil Liberties in all continents (except EU and Eurasia)
ii. Ratings of Democracy in Europe and Eurasia
Please register at email@example.com before April 15th, indicating whether you are accredited or not.
See a PDF flyer of the event here.
Detailed Program (see a PDF version here).
9.45: Registration of Participants
10.00: Welcome Remarks by the EP's Vice-President Edward McMillan Scott and by Freedom House President David Kramer
10.10: Global Trends in Political Rights and Civil Liberties (except EU and Eurasia) Freedom in the World Facts, Figures and Trends, presented by Arch Puddington, Freedom House VP for Research.
10.25: Comments by MEP Ana Gomes (S&D) and MEP Eduard Kukan (EPP).
10.40: Open Discussion (eventual words from Kristian Schmidt, DEVCO Director for Human and Society Development)
11.10: Ratings of Democracy in Europe and Eurasia - Freedom in the World Facts, Figures and Trends, presented by Freedom House President David Kramer.
11.25: Comments by MEP Edward McMillan Scott (ALDE) and MEP Judith Sargentini (GREENS).
11.40: Open Discussion 1
12.15: Concluding Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Guy Verhofstadt, former Prime Minister of Belgium and Chair of the ALDE Group.