Rethink.CEE Fellowship — Call for Applications
Three decades after it began, the democratic transformation of Central and Eastern Europe has ground to a halt. From within, the region is challenged by ruthless power politics, political polarization, weak institutions, beleaguered civil society and media, reform fatigue, and a return of traditional nationalism and phobias. Europe and the West broadly, once the desired endpoint of the region’s transformation, are mired in self-doubt and internal divisions. With liberal democracy losing its erstwhile attractiveness, a vacuum has opened that is filled with powerful counter-narratives.