Join us to make tech work for democracy and human rights


Tech for Democracy is a Danish-led initiative that brings together representatives from governments, multilateral organisations, tech industry and civil society to make technology work for democracy and human rights, not against them.

More than ever, technology is changing the world, transforming how we communicate, inform ourselves and make decisions.

Digital solutions can promote human rights, bring people closer to the decisions that influence their lives and make democratic institutions stronger and more responsive. Yet online, expectations and aspirations for democracy have not fully been met. Digital technologies pose a severe threat to democracies globally and our democratic practices. This calls for joint action.

On 18 November 2021, Denmark held a conference in UN City Copenhagen hosted by Jeppe Kofod, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation to kick-start a multistakeholder dialogue on the challenges in the intersection between tech, democracy and human rights. The conference marks the launch of a year of action during which Denmark is determined to make ideas, intentions and visions translate into concrete actions and solutions.

Explore this website to learn more about what is happening in the Tech for Democracy space, and ways to join the efforts to make tech work for democracy and human rights.


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Report on Tech for Democracy: Lessons learned from the Year of Action

In a new report, the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) analyses Tech for Democracy’s Year of Action. It includes findings from interviews with stakeholders, lessons learned and future pathways for multistakeholder cooperation within the field of tech and democracy.