Association of Czech non-governmental organisations working to foster democratisation and to support civil society and human rights around the world.


“Ready to serve the cause of democracy, human rights and civil society whenever and wherever the need arises.”

Who we are

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. DEMAS builds on the solid foundations laid by the important segment of the Czech non-profit sector engaged in the field of democracy assistance, on the Czech experience and know-how of the transition to democracy, and also on an enduring sense of shared responsibility for democratic development in countries less fortunate than the Czech Republic. Within the framework of DEMAS, the members will be able to identify their common interests and values, and co-operate more effectively in achieving the maximum impact in the field of human rights.

DEMAS is a

  • Gateway to information about Czech transition promotion and democracy assistance
  • Platform for co-operation, co-ordination, and information and know-how exchange
  • Roadmap for practical support of human rights and democracy at home and abroad
  • Guide to your efforts to contribute to the success of projects in support of human rights and democracy