The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) provides democracy assistance through partnership-based projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work to develop and further democratic institutions in political systems and civil society focusing on media, young people, elections, gender and human rights. We bring together individuals, groups and political parties to share ideas, knowledge and experiences and support projects that strengthen a democratic culture. We also participate in partnerships with organisations specialised in support for political parties.
The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy was established by the Danish Parliament in May 2010. Its overall purpose is to strengthen and complement the Danish democracy assistance, particularly through support of political parties and multi-party systems in developing countries by seeking to:
- Support party-to-party cooperation and the development of democratic parties in developing countries
- Support independent media, think-tanks and non-governmental organizations in the developing countries, which seek to promote the development of a democratic political culture and multiparty systems.
- Cooperate with local partners in developing countries, and finally
- Cooperate with international institutions focused on the support of multiparty democracy as well as other international partners.
See: Act 530 on the establishment of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy adopted May 2010.
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