About the project

Where is democracy heading? Is our freedom in danger? Inspired by the global COVID-19 lockdown, the #Forum2000online Chats offer interviews with politicians, experts, human rights defenders, journalists and diplomats – relevant and interesting people from the Forum 2000 network - discussing the most significant current developments and looking at how they impact the future of democracy and freedom. Governments tend to accumulate power in times of crisis - and we need to make sure they renounce it, once normalcy returns!
#Forum2000online Chats are released twice a week.


The world is shifting.
Benedetta Berti

Business, world trade & corruption amid pandemic.
Andrew Wilson

Authoritarians mastered the elections.
Vesna Pusić

Pro-Maduro regime steps up the propaganda on Twitter.
Maria Virginia Marín

From protests to regime change.
Anna Lührmann

Far-right will take advantage of border closures amid pandemic.
Cas Mudde

There are 91 political prisoners in Nicaragua.
Amaya Coppens

Belarus will change forever, the foreign reaction matters.
Franak Viachorka

What really lies behind the European populism?
Jacques Rupnik

Violence against women exacerbates.
Erika Guevara Rosas

Youth, Speak Up!
Jana Soukupová

Liberal democracy does not deliver.
Michal Vašečka

Democracy in Latin America has been on decline since 2010.
Marta Lagos