The Tech for Democracy conference on 18 November 2021 kicked off the initiative’s year of action. During this year, Denmark is determined to take action, and we invite all stakeholders to join us in our efforts to make sure that technology supports, not undermine, democracy and human rights.
In the year of action, two components of the Tech for Democracy initiative are central. The Copenhagen Pledge on Tech for Democracy, and the Action Coalitions. You can learn more about these initiatives in Session 5 of the Tech for Democracy conference.
In brief, the Copenhagen Pledge is Denmark’s commitment to make technology work for democracy and human rights. The Pledge underlines the joint responsibility to develop, promote, use and regulate technology to the benefit of democracy and human rights. Read the Pledge in its full length here and register your support now.
The Action Coalitions target specific issues in the intersection of tech, democracy and human rights. Coalition partners will engage in concrete activities and deliver concrete solutions in line with the Pledge. An Action Coalition is a collaboration between public and private stakeholders from the tech industry, civil society, multilateral organizations and states. The aim of the Action Coalitions is to deliver innovative and local solutions and exemplify how we can promote change on our path ahead.
We stand at a crucial junction in the history of democracy. And we don’t expect to solve all the issues in one year. However, Denmark is determined to lead by example together with like-minded countries, companies and civil society. To show the way forward for a democratic digital future.