Copenhagen Democracy Summit

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit is an annual event dedicated to strengthening the resolve of the world’s democracies by providing a high-level strategic forum exclusively focused on the cause of democracy. The Summit fosters vigorous debate based on the belief that good ideas are born when strongly held views are allowed to clash – especially among participants who share a broad commitment to democracy and open debate. 

The Foundation recognizes the positive symbiosis between democracy, tech and business. We believe that we all benefit from a greater level of personal interaction and exchange ideas. Allowing the participants to build strong personal relationships is a vital element of the Summit and of realizing the long-term goal of a stronger alliance of the world’s democracies.

The next edition of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit will take place 14-15 May 2024. More information regarding the Summit will be available soon. For any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

Click the dates below to find out more about previous editions of the summit.

2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022| 2023


Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023 Recap

On May 15-16 2023, leaders, stakeholders and activists from 83 different countries gathered in Copenhagen for our 6th annual Democracy Summit. Discussions focused on pressing issues such as the rise of authoritarianism, defending Ukraine, supporting democracy defenders and the role of technology in shaping the future of democracy. From presidents and heads of state to business leaders, human rights activists and youth representatives, the diversity of participants enabled a global and inclusive dialogue on democratic issues, combining perspectives from various sectors and regions of the world.


Find the agenda and speaker information here.