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IGSD Director Professor Elena Korosteleva is featured in SHAPEDEM-EU Podcast Series

Professor Elena Korosteleva is featured in the Democracy Support DialoguesLink opens in a new window, a podcast that takes a closer look at the European Union's support for democratic politics in its Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods. Professor Korosteleva discusses democratic practices and the future of democracy in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood.

The episode is available through the following streaming services:


WUB-hub project: a new blog piece on elections in Belarus just published!

On February 25, 2024, the “single voting day” for the national parliament and local councils took place in Belarus. This was likely the least free election in the history of the nation. Politically sterile, with no opposition on the ballot or in the election commissions, Lukashenka is ushering in a process that the democratic opposition calls a “special operation.”

Jakob Wollenstein

Originally published by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (reproduced with permission)


Just published: debating democracy at the heart of Europe

At the invitation of Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe, scholars, policy-makers and practitioners debate EU Democracy Promotion in this publication: "European democracy faces threats from both within and outside. To counter them, Europe needs leaders who are serious about upholding democratic values and addressing citizens' grievances'. Professor Korosteleva offered her take, as part of her work on SHAPEDEM-EU project. For more information please visit here.


The SHAPEDEM-EU project: mid-term review - success!

The SHAPEDEM-EU project, bringing together 12 members of the consortium, across Europe and beyond, had its first mid-term review meeting with the European Commission and appointed by the Commission independent reviewers. The Steering Committee of the project, involving all team leads, presented its work on various Work Packages, and the project's cross-cutting issues including digital transformation, ethics and gender. The Commission representative was very pleased to see the project's progress, including all the extra activities that participants initiated themselves, going well beyond the project's call, to ensure knowledge co-production and its dissemination further afield.


Dr Vangelis Pitidis: ESRC Outstanding Societal Impact Prize 2023

ESRC Outstanding Societal Impact Prize 2023

Many congratulations to our own Dr Vangelis Pitidis, who has been a key contributor to this award-winning project focusing on waterproofing data. The project used citizen generated data to tackle the impact of flooding and enhance disaster and community resilience in Brazilian marginalised communities. Further details about this exciting initiative can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/schoolforcross-facultystudies/igsd/newsevents/news/.

Director of Impact leads by example - excellent news and warmest congratulations, Vangelis!!!


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