DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

DEMAS, an independent platform of Czech non-governmental organisations (NGOs), was established in 2008. The founding membership comprises 11 NGOs that have over many years demonstrated their commitment to the support of democracy assistance, human rights and civil society in the Czech Republic and abroad.


New articles at Transitions Online

Around the Bloc 26 November 26 – December | Splitting Personality? | ‘Ideological Competition Is Actually Good for Us’ | Doctors, Death, and Debates | Forgotten Fighter | From the ToL Archive: Armenia’s Crisis and the Legacy of Victory | Controversial Nureyev Ballet Opens at Moscow’s Bolshoi | Nationalism Beyond the Parades | Beyond Ethnic.

EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: On the Addition of Czech NGO “People in Need” to the List of “Undesirable Organisations” in Russia

The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum strongly condemns the addition of the Czech NGO “People in Need” to the list of “undesirable organisations” in Russia. It is impermissible that a well-respected civil society organisation from a European Union member state is deemed “undesirable” in Russia.

New articles on the TOL website

Announcement: Prague Media Point conference programme is now online | Around the Bloc 19 – 25 November | When Desire Falls Short of Achievement | Casting a Deep Shadow | 30 Years After: Border in the Head | The Keys Ring for Change, Again | ROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK: Kyiv Protests Kerch Strait Closure | ussian Doping Whistleblower Polarizes Opinions | Velvet Memories Slipping Through Our Fingers? | Divide and Be Conquered.

EUROPEUM/Think Visegrad: new publications

Good practices and lessons learned from the Visegrad Four and Western Balkans | he Economic Standard: V4 countries diverge on European defense initiatives, but still have a lot to offer |The V4 and the European Defence Initiatives | The European Union in Central Asia: Balancing Competing Actors and Opportunities for the V4 Countries.

New at ToL

Political Turncoats: Superficial Switch or True Change of Heart? | The Clock Ticks for Albania’s ‘Demographic Dividend’ | How an American Became an Optimist in the Czech Republic | Putin’s Y2024 Problem | Around the Bloc November 12-18 | FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK | Cardboard Nationalists | Staging Stalinism | Velvet Memories Slipping Through Our Fingers? | Divide and Be Conquered | Announcement: NEW VACANCY: CEE BANK WATCH NETWORK | Solutions Journalism Train-the-Trainers: December 7-8 in Prague.