Event: What Impact Will the Summit for Democracy Have on Central Europe?

Online discussion with MEP Miriam Lexmann and Wojciech Przybylski, editor-in-chief of Visegrad, moderated by Andrea Pipino, Europe editor at Internazionale

9 December 2021

Join our debate with MEP Miriam Lexmann and Wojciech Przybylski, editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight, on the impact that the Summit for Democracy will have on Central Europe. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Pipino, Europe editor at Internazionale.

American President Joe Biden’s inaugural Summit for Democracy will begin today and will bring together heads of state of more than 100 countries, civil society and the private sector. Hungary was the only EU country not invited along with Russia, Belarus and Turkey.  Nonetheless, the Summit for Democracy is to rebuild alliances across the Western world and the globe.  What will it bring for Central Europe?

These and other questions on the outcomes and key messages from the Summit from the perspective of Central Europe will be responded to at the event’s discussion. With our speakers we will try to sum up the Summit and assess what is to be expected for the future and the sustainability of the Summit’s decisions, especially observing democratic security concerns in Central Europe.

The event will be on record and a Q&A will follow the speakers’ statements. The meeting is expected to last 45 minutes.

Please confirm your participation by registering through the RSVP link below. After completing your registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom details. For inquiries, please write to me at:  m.jakubowska@visegradinsight.eu.


Miriam Lexmann is Slovak MEP. She took her seat in the European Parliament in 2020 and is a Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Delegation for relations with Belarus. Earlier, Miriam worked in the Council of Europe, where she was responsible for youth and civil society development programmes in the countries of the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans. She also served as a Permanent Representative of the Slovak Parliament to the EU and as an EU Regional Programmes Director and Head of the Brussels Office of the International Republican Institute.

Wojciech Przybylski is political analyst heading Visegrad Insight’s policy foresight on European affairs. His expertise includes foreign policy and political culture. Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Res Publica Foundation, as well as Europe’s Future Fellow at IWM – Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna and Erste Foundation. He co-authored a book ‘Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017, and regularly he is published in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Journal of Democracy, EUObserver, Project Syndicate, VoxEurop, Hospodarske noviny, Internazionale, Zeit, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Onet, Gazeta Wyborcza or featured in BBC, Al Jazeera Europe, Euronews, TRT World, TVN24, TOK FM, Swedish Radio and others.

Moderated by:

Andrea Pipino is an Italian journalist, the Europe editor at Internazionale. He is a specialist of Central and Eastern Europe.

Date & time: Tuesday, 14 December at 2:00 PM CET (8:00 AM ET)
Format: Zoom online meeting



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