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 […]

Official launch of DIPD Thursday 26 May

Official launch of DIPD Thursday 26 May

DIPD is happy to officially launch the Institute in the Danish Parliament, Folketinget, where the idea of establishing such an institute was originally born across the political party lines. After lengthy debates, the Act was finally passed by Folketinget with a broad majority on the 26th of May 2010. One year ago, May 26 2010, […]

DIPD Strategy 2011-2013 Presented at Official Opening

DIPD Strategy 2011-2013 Presented at Official Opening

“Political Parties in a Democratic Culture” is the title of the strategy approved by the Board of DIPD and now being launched on the occasion of the official opening of the Institute. The strategy presents the vision, mandate, principles, experiences, objectives and targets for the first two years of work.

Conference: Future of Democracy in Egypt and Tunisia

Conference: Future of Democracy in Egypt and Tunisia

The process of democratization presently unfolding in North Africa and the Middle East is the theme of a conference following the official opening of DIPD, with guests from Egypt and Tunisia providing first hand impressions of the situation – and the role that could possibly be played by external actors. The objective of this conference […]

Seminar on Egypt to Prepare DIPD Engagement

Seminar on Egypt to Prepare DIPD Engagement

Following the official opening and the conference on Egypt and Tunisia on 26 May, DIPD is organizing 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 on political party support will participate. Under the leadership of the […]

Nepal to Be First Multiparty Project

Nepal to Be First Multiparty Project

Following years of conflict, Nepal is moving forward in its effort to democratize. The leaders of all the six major parties have agreed to be part of a project to develop the capacity of the parties to deliver what the citizens demand, and the Board has allocated 3,5 million DKK for the first two-year period. […]

Chairman of the Board: We are here to stay

Chairman of the Board: We are here to stay

Political parties are key as well as a key challenge in any democracy. The setting up of DIPD is therefore long overdue in terms of completing the toolbox for development assistance from Denmark in supporting democratic developments. Appointed the first chairman of the board of DIPD, Henrik Bach Mortensen presents the view that this particular […]

Creating a hub for Danish support

Creating a hub for Danish support

Despite past errors, the tides are turning internationally in favour of resurrecting support to political parties. This makes the timing of DIPD’s opening almost perfect, says the Director of the Danish Institute for Political Parties and Democracy, Bjørn Førde in this interview. “There is growing recognition internationally, that support to political parties is the missing […]

DIPD joins a global community

DIPD joins a global community

DIPD will be joining a global community of institutions and organisations, working on support for democratization in general and, in some cases, with support for political parties as a dominating part. DIPD aims to make this website an extensive resource in the field of political party support and development, as well as being a news resource for our partners,  political […]