Deputy Director of Russia Programme, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Lisa Gürth is Deputy Head of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's Russia Programme in Berlin. She worked in this capacity in Moscow from 2019 until the closure of the Russia Office. Before working for the FES, she was a Postgraduate Fellow at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability and a Trainee at the European Committee of the Regions. Lisa Gürth has worked in projects in Togo, South Africa and Botswana, among others. She holds an M.Sc in Economics from the University of Heidelberg.
With the urgency to stand for democracy, this session will explore the non-military notion of ‘’hybrid threats to democracy’’. It will bring representatives from the EU institutions and experts from political foundations and their partners to discuss how to respond to disinformation threats and foreign election interventions. It will also look into our role as political foundations in empowering civil society and political actors in facing such realities, and discuss the role of China and Russia in this new geopolitical context