Commentary | October 31, 2013

Emil Constantinescu on the Foundations of Democracy

Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania and current Director Emeritus at EWI, spoke at the 3rd Baku International Humanitarian Forum about the essential underlying elements of democracy this week.

Constantinescu stressed the importance of moral education, humanistic tolerance, multiculturalism and independent thought to the creation and maintenance of effective democracies. 

“Democracy, based on the principles of statehood, allows us to develop the concept of the citizen of the future, and spiritual and moral education of young people is a way of keeping human values,” Constantinescu said.

For more on Constantinescu’s comments at the 3rd Baku International Humanitarian Forum, click here.