About The New Democracy Fund
In response to democratic challenges in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark established in 2020 The New Democracy Fund.
The fund supports new and existing civil society partnerships in regard to strengthening democratic development in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries.
The New Democracy Fund is built on dialogue, co-operation, and aims to create new and strengthen the existing relations between civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries and Denmark.
The New Democracy Fund is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark’s Eastern Neighbourhood Programme. After a call for proposals in the autumn of 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark chose the consortium behind The New Democracy Fund, which counts the following organisations:
- Danish Cultural Institute (DCI) as lead partner
- 3F – United Federation of Workers in Denmark (3F)
- The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
- The Danish Youth Council (DUF)
- International Media Support (IMS)
With a total budget of 50 million DKK for 2020-2022 The New Democracy Fund aims to strengthen new interregional co-operation and exchange of experience between civil society organisations, cultural, educational and knowledge institutions in Denmark and the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
Thematic focus areas
The New Democracy Fund has 6 thematic focus areas:
- Labour market organisation
The consortium behind the New Democracy Fund is: