About the foundation
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. The vision of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation is to become the world’s leading “megaphone” for the cause of democracy. We do this through three programs: The Copenhagen Democracy Summit, The Expeditionary Economics Program and The Campaign for Democracy.
Why we fight for democracy
Since the end of World War II, the United States and its allies in Europe and Asia have established an international order led by democracy and market-based economies. This order has proven highly successful - facilitating unprecedented levels of prosperity, security, and freedom for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Yet the world’s democracies and the very ideal of democracy have come under increasing pressure in recent years. The need for creative solutions and new vitality is clear and urgent, yet most of the leading democracies in the world are deeply split over how we move forward.
The Alliance of Democracies Foundation seeks to meet the urgent need for strengthening the world’s democracies. Our overarching purpose is to revitalize the world’s democracies and to bring them together in an alliance for peace, prosperity, and the advancement of democracy around the world.
Our logo has been created on the basis of circles, which are used as symbols of alliances. The hexagon is formed when circles are gathered and occur naturally and often in nature, just as we believe that democracy should occur naturally in the world. Visually, the hexagon expresses strength, solidity and action - the core of the conditions for democracy. Democracy is maintained and developed in alliances and is expressed as life among people - the round outer of the logo.