DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

DEMAS, an independent platform of Czech non-governmental organisations (NGOs), was established in 2008. The founding membership comprises 11 NGOs that have over many years demonstrated their commitment to the support of democracy assistance, human rights and civil society in the Czech Republic and abroad.


What does Russia think?

The EU’s Russia policy cannot succeed as long as it continues to rest on faulty analysis and mistaken assumptions. This is the main conclusion of What does Russia think?, a collection of politically revealing essays by intellectuals whose views influence the Kremlin, which the European Council on Foreign Relations has published today. The collection includes essays by Fyodor Lukyanov, Valery Fadeev, Vyacheslav Glazychev, Gleb Pavlovsky and Leonid Polyakov.

The State of Civil Society in Today’s Russia

DEMAS and Forum 2000 Foundation invite you to a panel discussion The State of Civil Society in Today’s Russia. The discussion will be held on Monday October 12, from 11.30 to 13.00 at Goethe Institute in Prague. The panel discussion is an associated event of the Forum 2000 Conference „Democracy and Freedom in a Multipolar World“.

Fellowship in Democracy Assistance at the EPD

Fellowship in Democracy Assistance at the EPD

In October 2009, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) will start a new fellowship programme at its Brussels’ headquarters that will give people working in organisations in the field of democracy assistance the opportunity to experience working at the nerve-centre of European decision making.

Day of Democracy

Day of Democracy:Lessons in Democratic Transformation for the Eastern Neighbours: Sharing Two Decades of Czech and Polish Experience,
Polish Institute, Prague, 12:00-17:00

International Day of Democracy

Lessons in Democratic Transformation for the Eastern Neighbours: Sharing Two Decades of Czech and Polish Experience – a seminar on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy September 15th