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Defending Democracy is an independent, nonpartisan initiative defending democracy against internal and external threats.

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Objectives

Defending Democracy is an independent, nonpartisan initiative. We aim to defend democracy against internal and external threats. We work for:

  • clear red lines to monitor, evaluate & enforce constitutional liberal democracy (key focus EU)
  • a stronger, Transatlantic response to the Kremlin’s hybrid war on our democracies
Main Activities

Regarding internal threats, Defending Democracy focuses on defending key fundamental rights:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • human rights

Regarding external threats, Defending Democracy focuses on deterring key hybrid threats:

  • disinformation
  • cyber-attacks
  • political warfare

To help achieve our mission, Defending Democracy works on:

  • communication (advocating)
  • cooperation (building bridges)
  • community (connecting)
Strengths
  • Independent
  • Outspoken
  • Agile
  • Digital advocacy
  • Online and offline communities
  • Connecting and mobilising people and organisations