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Tamás Meszerics welcomed as EED’s new Board Member

Mr. Meszerics was formally welcomed as new Board Member of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) by the organisation’s Executive Director Jerzy Pomianowski on 25 January. The organisation is a grant-giving foundation that supports local actors of democratic change in the European Neighbourhood and beyond, prioritizing the fostering - not exporting - democracy and freedom. EED is an independent private law foundation functioning with joint effort of the Member States and European Institutions.

Mr. Meszerics was nominated by the European Parliament to sit on the Board of EED with 8 other fellow MEPs. He said:

“I am really thrilled to join the Board of Governors of EED. I strongly believe that the survival of civil society depends on gap-filling measures that EED, amongst others, does to support activists in troubled regions around Europe, that unfortunately are becoming more numerous than ever”.

During the meeting Mr. Meszerics had the opportunity to get familiar with the work of the Board to oversee the work of the organisation. He also participated in a specific discussion on EED strategies, donor coordination and the safety of civic activists across the European Neighbourhood.

About

Tamás Meszerics

Tamás Meszerics
politician

Tamás Meszerics is an assistant professor in the Political Science department of the Central European University. He is a member of the Hungarian Political Science Association. He participated in the debate of the Agenda of Politics Can Be Different (LMP) during the autumn of 2008 and he has been a member of the Party since November 2008. Between September 2009 and June 2010, he was the Secretary of the National Board of the Party, becoming a member of the Party’s National Political Committee later, holding that title until the spring of 2011. He has helped the LMP caucus as a policy adviser in foreign policy and security policy ever since the Party got elected to Parliament. He is also a member of the Board of Ecopolis (Ökopolisz), LMP’s party foundation. He has been an MEP since May 25th 2014 as a member of The Greens/EFA political group.

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