The Alliance of Democracies Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of democracy and free markets across the globe.

Who we are

The Alliance of Democracies Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Denmark. Our team is based in Brussels, Berlin and Copenhagen and brings expertise from international diplomacy and human rights to election integrity and strategic communications.  

Through our innovative programming and our flagship event, The Copenhagen Democracy Summit, we aim to become the world’s leading “megaphone” for the cause of democracy.

Visit our conference website to discover the agenda and speakers for the seventh edition of The Copenhagen Democracy Summit that took place on May 14-15, 2024.

Be sure to save the dates for #CDS2025 taking place 13-14 May!

Why we fight for democracy

The need for creative solutions is clear and urgent, yet most of the leading democracies in the world are deeply split over how we move forward. As we can see in the latest Democracy Perception Index 2024 results, democracy has been in decline globally for the past 18 years. A growing number of people are disenchanted with the state of democracy. However, global faith in democracy has remained consistently high, with 85% saying it is important to have democracy in their country.

We seek to strengthen the world’s democracies. Our overarching purpose is to revitalize democracies and bring them together in an alliance for peace, prosperity, and the advancement of democracy worldwide.