EPRC’s Executive Director Nino Evgenidze participates in the Eight Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy held in Seoul, Korea on November 1-4, 2015. The theme of the Assembly is Empowering Civil Society for Democracy and Its Renewal. Some 450 democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and donors from more than 100 countries participate in a wide range of practical workshops and panel discussions focused on the general theme, as well as on youth engagement and empowerment, defending civil society, and building democracy movements by drawing on a wealth of experiences from around the world. The Assembly will focus in particular on ways to prevent transitions to democracy from breaking down, getting established democracies to re-commit to support democracy and help prevent backsliding, and the need to move from protest to politics in those places where breakthroughs to democracy occur. In addition to providing space for participants to teach and learn from each other, the Assembly will also foster relationships of cross-border solidarity worldwide.