The working group “Democracy” of the European Network of Political Foundations launched its first policy paper “Supporting Political Parties for Democracy – Food for Thought for European Actors“ last week. Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is member in the Working Group.
“Political parties are the backbone of any democracy. Nevertheless the European Union’s (EU) support to political parties in the field of democracy assistance is lacking a rigorous approach. The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) underlines that support for political parties in third countries is an essential element of democracy support. This paper argues that political pluralism can only be fostered by going beyond the classical areas of donor engagement such as election support, good governance, human rights and the rule of law.”
You can read the paper here .