Seminar on the Future of Democracy in Egypt

Seminar on the Future of Democracy in Egypt

Following the official opening and the conference on Egypt and Tunisia on 26 May, DIPD organised a seminar on 27 May to discuss some of the challenging issues of the new multiparty system unfolding in Egypt. Guests from Egypt and the international community working within the field of political party support participated.

Conference on Egypt and Tunesia

The process of democratisation presently unfolding in North Africa and the Middle East was the theme of the conference immediately following the official launch of DIPD. Guests from Egypt and Tunisia provided first hand impressions of the situation – and the role that could possibly be played by external actors like DIPD.

Official Launch

Official Launch

DIPD was officially launched in an event at the Danish Parliament on 26 May 2011. In connection with the opening, DIPD presented its Strategy for 2011-13: “Political Parties in a Democractic Culture” that will guide the institute’s work and cooperation with partners.

Dr. Fatma Khafagy: Support peaceful coexistence

Dr. Fatma Khafagy: Support peaceful coexistence

Political parties in Egypt may need to build their skills in forming alliances in order to gain influence in a new democratic setting, says Dr. Fatma Khafagy, who is a prominent women’s rights activist as well as a founding member of one of Egypt’s new parties. For years Dr. Fatma Khafagy has advocated the respect […]

Egypt’s youth – the keystone to success

Egypt’s youth – the keystone to success

Engaging the young people in the political shaping of Egypt will be crucial for the success of the revolution, says Fathy Abou Hatab, Egyptian journalist and managing editor. The question is how to do this, he says in this interview. As the youngest panellist invited to speak at the DIPD opening conference: “The future of […]

Dr. Khafagy Presents Egyptian Women’s Charter

Dr. Khafagy Presents Egyptian Women’s Charter

In a DIPD seminar on the role of political parties in Egypt, on 27 May in Copenhagen, Dr. Fatemah Khafagy pointed to the Women’s Charter as an example of how women in Egypt are being pro-active in defining their role in the future Egypt. EGYPTIAN WOMEN’S CHARTER EGYPTIAN WOMEN: PARTNERS IN THE REVOLUTION AND IN […]

Chairman and Director Present DIPD Vision

Chairman and Director Present DIPD Vision

In this article – written in Danish for a Danish audience – the Chairman and the Director argue that the spirit of democracy has left the bottle in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, and political parties will play a critical role in developing a democratic culture. Institut for Flerpartisamarbejde åbner den 26. […]

Director Bjørn Førde: Welcome to the Institute

Director Bjørn Førde: Welcome to the Institute

As Director of DIPD, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the world of DIPD. Through our website we intend to communicate actively with the Danish political parties, the Danish community interested in democratization, partners in developing countries as well as colleagues in the international community. In the Strategy 2011-2011 on “Political Parties […]