2021 Copenhagen Democracy Summit

May 10-11, 2021

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021 plans to take place in hybrid format on May 10-11, 2021. It will draw participants from business executives, political leaders, activists and other democracy supporters to discuss the future of global democracy, US leadership and post-COVID recovery, technology and democratic trust.

Joe Biden opened the first Copenhagen Democracy Summit in 2018. In 2021 as President, he will host the world’s first global summit for democracy. Our forum plans to help setting the agenda and will unite political, business and media leaders, democracy activists and advocates to bring fresh ideas to stem the tide of authoritarian advance and put democracy back on the front foot.

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Agenda

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Welcome to Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

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Welcome to Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

The fourth Copenhagen Democracy Summit (CDS) will convene May 10th/11th in hybrid format with contributions from political, business and media leaders around the world.

The summit, an initiative of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, comes as President Biden – who himself opened the first Copenhagen Democracy Summit in 2018 – prepares a global Summit for Democracy later this year.

Convened by the 12th NATO Secretary General (2009-2014) and 24th Danish Prime Minister (2001-2009) Anders Fogh Rasmussen, CDS2021 will be moderated by Politico's Ryan Heath and former ABC and CNN correspondent Jeanne Meserve.

The first day of the Summit, will cover authoritarianism, rule of law, tech and democracy, freedom of expression and US leadership. Guests will hear from prominent individuals on the frontlines of defending democracy. We dedicate Tuesday, May 11th to discussing election integrity, disinformation and social media regulation in partnership with the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Data Privacy (IGCD) and featuring a range of policymakers, experts, and members from our Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021

We are delighted to announce that this year's Copenhagen Democracy Summit will engage high-level representatives. We are delighted to have confirmed EU leaders, such as Zuzana Čaputová, President of Slovakia, along with democracy leaders from around the world, including Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaido, among others.

We will also feature a freedom of expression discussion featuring Marlène Schiappa, French Minister Delegate for Citizenship, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author and founder of the AHA Foundation, Sara Omar, Danish-Kurdish author and human rights activist, and Flemming Rose, Danish author and Senior Fellow at the CATO institute, and many more.

We dedicate Tuesday, May 11th to discussing election integrity, disinformation and social media regulation in partnership with the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Data Privacy (IGCD) and featuring a range of policymakers, experts, and members from our Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity.

More information on the Summit here.

Invitation

Denver Democracy Summit, February 25-26

Recent events in the U.S. and around the world have demonstrated the promise and fragility of democracy in stark terms. On February 25-26, 2021 the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Alliance of Democracies Foundation will bring together diverse individuals from across the political spectrum who are dedicated to protecting and promoting democratic ideals. We invite you to join us virtually for timely conversations at the inaugural Denver Democracy Summit.

The Denver Democracy Summit is a complement to the annual Copenhagen Democracy Summit organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and to be held May 10-11, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information, please visit the Alliance of Democracies website.

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020

Check out our highlights from this year’s inspiring speakers all in support of defending democracy at our virtual edition of Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020.

We discussed how we need to come together in defense of democracy and freedom in order to face challenges related to the authoritarian resurgence by both China and Russia, the escalating tensions in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the US’s role as a global leader and how tech can support democracy.

Watch the recap here.

Supporters

Supporters of the Alliance of Democracies play a vital role in enabling us to run effective initiatives and to host a Summit of high quality, that ensures an open debate about important aspects of a democratic future. We would like to thank all our supporters of the 2021 Copenhagen Democracy Summit for their contribution.