The Alliance of Democracies Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of democracy and free markets across the globe.
Our three initiatives
An annual conference bringing together political and business leaders, including current and former heads of government, from the world’s democracies. The purpose of the conference is to build the intellectual and interpersonal foundations for a robust alliance of the world’s democracies.
Greater focus on fostering local entrepreneurship will help stabilize post-conflict areas. The program supports economic reforms and entrepreneurs in emerging democracies and post-conflict areas. The purpose of the program is to solidify at-risk democracies through locally driven economic growth.
A program building a robust eco-system of supporters through a powerful online presence, continuous media engagement, and moral support for dissidents and reformers. The purpose of the program is to build a worldwide intellectual movement for democracy.
The Copenhagen Democracy Summit
Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019
We are excited to present you with another high-level and thought-provoking Summit in the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen in June!
Speakers and conference agenda to be announced soon.
The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity's work to fight deepfake technology
How does deepfake technology affect our democracies? The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity is examining this crucial question and coming up with solutions to fight disinformation and foreign election meddling.
For election hackers, a new and more dangerous tool
Commissioners for the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity Michael Chertoff and Eileen Donahoe write for Reuters about the threat deepfake technology poses to our democracies.
Copenhagen Democracy Summit
Recap of the 2018 Copenhagen Democracy Summit
The inaugural Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2018 took place at the scenic Royal Danish Playhouse, situated beautifully on the harbor front in central Copenhagen. The Summit highlighted important current issues facing the world’s democracies, and successfully brought together more than 300 participants from over 40 different countries having a range of backgrounds from politics, business, academia and journalism.
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Jack Tomarchio: Making Democracy Great Again
Board Member of the Center for Expeditionary Economics, Jack Thomas Tomarchio, reflects on the 2018 Copenhagen Democracy Summit: It wasn’t the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and it wasn’t meant to be. Bono wasn’t there, nor was Beyoncé, but former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair were. The event was the first Copenhagen Democracy Summit held on June 22, 2018. No glam, no glitz, just serious policy discussions from an array of former and current world leaders to discuss the precipitous slide in democracy and democratic values the world over.
Transatlantic legislators unite to step up efforts against election meddling
Despite the recent bizarre election meddling double-denial from Presidents Trump and Putin, lawmakers from both sides of the Atlantic joined forces to demand stronger action against meddling and foul play. Governments, legislatures, social media companies, and civil society are all called upon to step up their efforts.
Elections still face risk of foreign interference on both sides of the Atlantic, high-level commission warns
A transatlantic, bi-partisan group of political, tech, business and media leaders are warning that neither side of the Atlantic is adequately prepared for the next wave of election meddling coming their way in 20+ major elections before 2020. The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI) includes a former NATO Chief, US Homeland Security Secretary, US Vice-President, heads of state and senior political, media and tech figures.
Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2018
Did you miss the Summit?
Do not worry. We have gathered speeches and panel debates from the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2018 on the Alliance of Democracies Facebook page for everyone to watch. Here you will also find interviews with the members of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.
Democracy Perception Index 2018
The largest single global study measuring citizens’ trust in government indicates democracies are facing a severe crisis of faith in the eyes of the public. The Democracy Perception Index 2018 (DPI) finds that a majority of people living in democracies are disillusioned with the idea that their government is formed “by the people” and works “for the people.” The DPI, conducted by Dalia Research in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies and Rasmussen Global, is based on nationally representative interviews with over 125,000 respondents in 50 countries worldwide.
Building an Alliance of Democracies
The first panel discussion at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit was hosted by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution and featured prominent politicians from some of the world’s leading democracies, who discussed how we can build friendships that realize our ambition of bringing together an international alliance of democracies:
José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico
Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK
Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia
The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2018
Opening Remarks by Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Anders Fogh Rasmussen commenced the first Copenhagen Democracy Summit with a strong address stating: “Today gives us an opportunity to recommit to principles that we often take for granted; freedom, democracy, open markets and open societies.”. The opening statement by the Chairman and Founder of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation displayed great determination and conviction emphasizing the need to continuously promote democracy: “We are here to make democracies great again”. In light of this, Anders Fogh Rasmussen emphasized that the project of building an alliance of democracies is more important than ever.
The Campaign for Democracy
Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity
A Transatlantic Commission will seek to fill a critical gap by fostering a more transatlantic and collective approach to prevent the next wave of election interference. It will raise awareness of public and governments on what foreign powers, especially Russia, are doing to undermine liberal democracies and recommend solutions to address this challenge.