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.
Debates - Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty (debate) - Tamás Meszerics - Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - Strasbourg - Revised edition09.27.2017.