Democracy celebrated at 7th People’s Meeting

Democracy celebrated at 7th People’s Meeting

For the 7th consecutive year, the island of Bornholm welcomed more than 25.000 daily visitors to Denmark’s biggest political festival. As always, DIPD participated in celebrating Danish democracy. Each year, political parties, journalists, NGO’s and hundreds of other organisations gather in the small coastal town Allinge on the island of Bornholm to engage in four […]

DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

In an independent review of more than 76 global programmes in support of youth, DIPD’s engagement in promoting youth in politics is considered promising practice that can inspire both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and other organisations. The Danish MFA undertook the review to inform the Ministry on how to optimize and operationalise Denmark’s new development […]

To friends and partners of DIPD

To friends and partners of DIPD

Dear friends and partners of DIPD. Among many inspiring events during 2016, we would like to mention a few highlight: Danish youth politicians visited Myanmar; two regional Women in Politics seminars in Myanmar and Nepal; politicians from Danish municipalities conducted trainings in Kathmandu; party representatives from Palestine, Swaziland, Bhutan, Tanzania and Bolivia visited Denmark. However, […]

Danish Youths are Political Champions

Danish Youths are Political Champions

Danish youth aged 15-29 secure a lead position in the OECD ranking of political engagement. According to the survey, 25% of the youth in OECD countries do not care for politics at all. But in Denmark, the political engagement among youth is the biggest of all the countries: only 7% of Danish youth remain utterly […]

International Day for Democracy 2016

International Day for Democracy 2016

The International Day for Democracy September 15 is celebrated worldwide. At the DIPD the day is an occasion to celebrate democratic progress around the world.                                                                                                      Chairman of DIPD, Henrik Bach Mortensen, elaborates: We are working dedicated to support the development of democratic societies in Africa, Asia, Latin Amerika and the Middle East together with […]

International Youth Day

International Youth Day

Today we celebrate the international youth day. DIPD is of the strong believe that youth is a key actor of change when it comes to democratic development and transition, therefore youth is one of the three main areas of focus in our international partnerships. Read more about our work with youth in politics in the […]

Youth politicians exchange ideas

Youth politicians exchange ideas

From November 27th to December 1st, a cross-political network of young politicians from Egypt and Denmark met to share ideas and experiences, in order to enhance the influence of youth in their respective countries. In January 2011, 300.000 young Egyptians gathered at Tahrir square in Cairo to bring an end to the 30-year reign of […]