School of Democracy
École de la Démocratie | Schule der Demokratie
    Scuola della Democrazia | Escuela de la Democracia


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Objectives and mission


  • Conception of the idea of the School of Democracy as a logical next step from the concept of democratic engineering which was invented in 2002 by Troy Davis: 2003.
  • Informal presentation of the idea to various national and international organisations.
  • Setting-up of the International Honorary Council in Summer 2003.
  • Setting-up of the Association Support for a School of Democracy in Strasbourg : 30th April 2004
  • Various legal procedures: Summer 2004 (see Legal Information)
  • Proposal for inclusion in the European Union budget
    • Amendment 5104 budget reference line: 19 04 03
    • Title: Developed and consolidation of democracy and law-abiding States - respect for human rights and fundamental liberties
    • Global budget: ca. 100 Million Euros (for all projects )
  • Amendment proposed by Joost Langendijk, Member of the European Parliament, Netherlands

    Text of the amended paragraph:

    “- support for education, training and awareness of human rights questions, notably through the setting-up of a School of Democracy."

    First vote in the Foreign Affairs Commission (AFET, Strasbourg on the 4th of September 2004). Result: positive



Legal information
Genesis, history &
progress of project
Honorary Council
Some members
How to help or participate
Definitions of democracy

Links and resources

Contact: ASED, 31 Boulevard de la Marne, 67000 Strasbourg | Tel 33-388-614628 | Email: