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


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Objectives and mission


A. Academic programs dealing with Democracy and Human Rights:

European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Padua)

European Regional Master in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (Istituto per l'Europa centro-balcanico et orientale, Forlì, Italie)

Mediterranean Master's in Human Rights and Democratisation (Faculty of Law, University of Malta)

Master`s Degree (LLM) on Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Master of Laws in Human Rights (University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law)

B. Public and Private Institutions which promote Democracy nationally

1. Politically neutral institutions

EU Human Rights and Democratisation Policies
Conseil de l'Europe - Council of Europe
Commission of Venice, Council of Europe
Union Interparlementaire - Interparliamentary Union -
Organization of American States Democracy Promotion Unit
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundation
World Movement on Democracy
Club of Madrid -
Center for Democratic Institutions (CDI)
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
International IDEA
National Endowment for Democracy
Rights and Democracy (Formerly known as the International Center for Human Rights & Democratic Development)
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD) or
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Westminster Foundation for Democracy

2. Institutions associated with political parties or unions who are right-wing, centre-right, conservative or liberal.

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
Hans Seidel Stiftung
Center for International Private Enterprise
International Republican Institute
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Robert Schuman Foundation
Swedish International Liberal Center

3. Institutions associated with political parties or unions who are left-wing, centre-left or social-democrats.

Fondation Jean Jaures
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Alfred Mozer Foundation
American Center for International Labor Solidarity
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

4. Institutions associated with ecological political parties:

Heinrich Böll Stiftung

C. Associations and networks which promote democracy globally

Alliance 21 - Alliance pour un monde responsable, pluriel et solidaire
Fondation des Citoyens du Monde / World Citizen Foundation
Global Rising

Student World Assembly
World Assembly
World Campaign for in-depth Reform of the System of International Institutions


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