Germany’s ongoing election campaign is an alluring target for foreign and domestic actors seeking to influence and undermine the democratic process. The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) and the Berlin office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) are identifying and analyzing information manipulation and autocratic efforts to interfere during Germany’s election year.

This interactive event shed light on the threat of election interference and included discussions on effective approaches to countering information manipulation targeting democratic elections.

Securing Our Democracies from Election Interference on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A panel discussion with MdB Nils Schmid (SPD), Parliamentary State Secretary Prof. Günter Krings (CDU), the Brookings Institutions’ Constanze Stelzenmüller, and GMF’s Sudha David-Wilp.

Case Study: How is Germany a Target?

A presentation of findings from ASD’s German Election Dashboard with ASD’s Kristine Berzina and Bret Schafer.

Breakout Groups on Threats to Democracy

A short read out from the breakout groups on Russian interference, Chinese interference, and gendered disinformation.

A Critical Juncture for Democracy: How Do We Move on From Here?

A conversation with Dr. Daniela Schwarzer, executive director for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations and Laura Thornton, director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy.