The festivals are platforms for democratic dialogue between civil society, politicians, business, media, universities and people at large. They represent the largest democratic event in the countries besides elections. 

The founding members of the Democracy Festivals Association are festivals from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Belgium.


 Democracy Festivals In the Making

There are already democracy festival initiatives on the way in many other countries - like Somalia, Moldova, Poland, Georgia, San Fransisco. And in 2019 year festivals in The Netherlands, Greenland, Turkey, Ukraine, Kenya, Nepal, South Korea. New festivals can join the Democracy Festivals Association.

“The tremendous response from other countries in organising their own democracy festivals, leads us to believe that the distance between citizens and a political system is creating a need that goes far beyond national boundaries. The Democracy Festivals is a way to create a societal meeting space to try to close that gap” Zakia Elvang, Chair of the Democracy Festivals Association


Democracy Festivals Seasons 2020

The Democracy Festivals season 2019 was a real success!
We are now in the process of planning the next season to make it, if possible, even better!