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.


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

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PASOS Internship

PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society) offers internships for three to six months at the PASOS Secretariat in Prague, Czech Republic, to highly motivated individuals to assist the association with the implementation of its mission and associated projects and events.

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Russian Unorthodox: Free to Not Rock the Boat
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Monitoring Report on developments in Belarus

This report examines the developments in Belarus within the fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the media, freedom of association and freedom of assembly. It also considers freedom from political persecution and arbitrary detention, the repression of civic activists and updates on economic liberalisation.