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.


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

Trump wants a chaotic election.
Steven Levitsky

Trump is not a competent authoritarian. His second term would be damaging.
William Kristol

The Lithuanian government hijacked the left wing agenda.
Šarūnas Liekis

Democracy is under threat, we must defend it.
Carl Gershman

We need an alternative, we need new people in politics.
Mikuláš Minář

Public trust in Putin has dropped.
Vladimir Kara-Murza

In Venezuela, patient needs to bring 35 liters of water to be admitted to hospital.
José Miguel Vivanco

Cold War II has already begun.
Niall Ferguson