2020 Copenhagen Democracy Summit

The Royal Danish Playhouse, June 19-20

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020 takes place at the scenic Royal Danish Playhouse, situated beautifully on the harbor front in central Copenhagen. The summit will gather around 500 guests from around the world to discuss the state of democracy. Guests include leaders and thinkers from business and politics, civil society, media, academics and students. General topics this year will focus around US global leadership and 2020 elections, democracy and tech, responsible business, and defending democracy in hotspots around the world.

MARCH 23, 2020: COPENHAGEN. Statement regarding the latest news about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

Dear participants,

Thanks for your support for the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020. We wanted to let you know, that we are closely following the developments regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the related responses by the DANISH AUTHORITIES. Currently, we are planning to proceed with the Copenhagen Democracy Summit as scheduled. We will monitor the situation closely and provide an update in mid-April.

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US  with any questions and concerns you may have. In the meantime, our work to promote freedom and democracy around the world will continue.

Best wishes,
The Alliance of Democracies

The Summit 2020


The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020 is a two-day event that takes place on the 19-20th of June in the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen.

We will focus on the global state of democracy including US leadership and the upcoming 2020 elections and interference, the growing role of Artificial Intelligence, technology and how responsible business can support democratic values. Once again, we will launch the Democracy Perception Index taking the pulse on democracy globally.

Evening reception on Friday the 19th of June.

More information soon.


Speakers and Participants

The Summit will bring together political figures from the democratic world, including current and former heads of government, as well as leading business executives, academic experts,  students, media and dissidents.

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright will deliver her thoughts on the global landscape of democracy, and former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull will keynote on how to protect democracy from foreign interference. Hong Kong freedom activist Joshua Wong will provide a first-hand account from the frontline.

These are among other esteemed guests that we will host at this year’s Summit. 

More information soon.

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

"Democracy may be broken, but we have no doubt we can fix it"

Anders Fogh Rasmussen opens the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019 with a call to end the phenomenon of Western self-doubt.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Work shop on Deep Fakes

Interactive work shop session on deep fakes with Faculty
and Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center

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