About the New Democracy Fund
The New Democracy Fund is built on dialogue and cooperation. The fund aims to create new and strengthen existing relations between civil society organisations in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries and Denmark.
The overall vision of the New Democracy Fund is to support an independent, diverse, resilient and responsive civil society in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries promoting a culture of democracy and human rights by engaging in regional networking and peer-to-peer exchange of experiences amongst civil society actors in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries and Denmark.
The New Democracy Fund was established in 2020 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in response to democratic challenges in the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries. Since then, we have worked to strengthen democratic development in the region by providing civil society actors with tools, methodologies, support, and knowledge to build resilience and respond to rapidly changing and diverse local contexts.
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With a total budget of 180 million DKK for 2023-2026, the New Democracy Fund aims to strengthen new interregional cooperation and exchange of experience between civil society organisations, cultural, educational and knowledge institutions in Denmark and the Eastern Neighbourhood Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Thematic focus areas
The New Democracy Fund has 6 thematic focus areas:
- Green and just transition
- Labour market
The consortium behind the New Democracy Fund consists of 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)
The New Democracy Fund is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.