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.


Articles and publications | new video interviews: EngagEU project & episodes: Talking EUROPEUM podcast.


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News from the CEELI Institute

CEELI Joins IFES in Producing New Anti-Corruption Tools | ‘Justice in Transition – A Time of Peril and Progress in Central and Eastern Europe’: Join members of the CEELI Institute’s Judicial Network of Central and Eastern Europe at the Network’s 8th Annual Conference | New Webinar Series: Evolving ECtHR Case-Law for Turkish Human Rights Lawyers | Practical Guidelines for Remote Judging | Expanded Advanced Anti-Corruption Offerings | The Villa Grebovka Turns 150 | In-Person Programs Return to the Villa.

New at AMO: commentaries, analyses, invitation

The Perspective of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia on the Three Seas Initiative | GMF US: China Global Podcast: China’s Vaccine Diplomacy with Ivana Karásková | Radio Prague International: Conference on Future of Europe aims to give citizens a stronger voice | AMO contribution to the discussion: Paradiplomacy of Czech, Polish and Slovak regions in a comparative perspective: main findings | Contribution to a Collaborative Report on National Approaches to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy | Careful or Careless? Debating Chinese Investment and 5G Technology in Central Europe | Connecting V4 and other regional expert networks & researching the potential for future EU coalitions: V4, Croatia, Slovenia & the EU enlargement in the Western Balkans.

CEELI Institute: Reforming Visa Policies for Human Rights Defenders

Read the CEELI Institute’s new report Human Rights Defenders in EU Visa Policy: Recommendations for Reform | EU Parliamentarians Take Up CEELI’s Call to Safeguard Treatment of Human Rights Defenders under EU Visa Policies | CEELI Launches Dedicated Website Highlighting the Challenges Faced by HRDs Seeking EU Visas.