ENoP (European Network of Political Foundations) online conference: Political parties in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
16th September 2020
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM CET
Delhi 8:30 PM; Kathmandu 8:45 PM; Yangon 9:30 PM; Bangkok, Jakarta 10:00 PM; Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ulaanbaatar 11:00 PM; Dili, Seoul, Tokyo 12:00 AM; Canberra 1:00 AM; Auckland 3:00 PM
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected not only the socio-economic aspect of people’s lives, but it also had a strong impact on political life around the world. Over the last months we observe negative tendencies of decrease in civil liberties and power concentration in political leaders under the pretext of measures against the propagation of the virus. The following session will explore the implications of the crisis on political parties and the mechanisms they put in place to fight against undemocratic measures, aimed at silencing opposition actors. It would further explore the challenges linked to elections and the impact on internal party democracy processes.