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 latest agenda and speakers for the seventh edition of The Copenhagen Democracy Summit, scheduled for May 14-15.

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 2023 results, democracy has been in decline globally for the past 17 years. A growing number of people are disenchanted with the state of democracy, with 41% believing that there is not enough democracy in their country. However, global faith in democracy has remained consistently high.

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.

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit

Our annual conference is dedicated to strengthening the resolve of the world’s democracies by providing a high-level strategic forum exclusively focused on the cause of freedom and democracy. We bring together prominent leaders from politics, business, tech, civil society and democracy activists to discuss and find solutions to current challenges to the democratic world.

Creating an Alliance of Democracies

We aim to build a worldwide movement for an Alliance of Democracies consisting of democratic countries globally and among democratic forces everywhere. To that end, we work actively with governments, young leaders in democratic countries as well as democracy activists from non-free societies and emerging democracies.

Business & Technology for Freedom & Democracy

We believe that democracy and free market economies are strongly interlinked. Business engagement is key to underpinning fundamental democratic values. We work closely with the tech industry to find solutions to the challenges technologies pose to democracy, and we bring forward new entrepreneurial ideas also as a way of spurring growth and stability in emerging democracies.