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Testimonials

“The greatest use i have had of this material has been in grops of for example students and teachers, organisations, companies, pedagogues or unemployed people who for some reason have to to something together.
The material has been invaluable for giving us understanding of what it means to work in a group and why it can be useful to organise ourselves. Democratic Challenges gives us a common language to use when speaking about influence and participation. This is the perfect material for you if you are curious about how decisions and organisation really works.”

– Anders Holmberg, Kreaktiviteter

“The ABC of Democracy was a very appreciated part of a training program we arranged for 400 teachers and principals in Kurdistan. The country, which at the moment is going through great changes, needs serious support in order to build up a democratic civil society.Democracy.se is an important source for anyone who wants to open up a dialogue around the individuals role in the daily work to strenghten a democratic society.”
Asos Shafeek, Komak

“Using the ABC of Democracy you can talk about democracy in a way that people appreciate but aren’t always used to, which leads to many interesting discussions and new reflections.
The material is easy to understand and fits target groups of varying study experience and language backgrounds. I have held courses based on the ABC of Democracy for associations and personnel within ABF in Northern Greater Stockholm with Swedish, Spanish or Arabic speakers. The material gives a good base for understanding democracy and has very useful exercises.”

Eva Restrepo Ahrén, ABF Norra Stor-Stockholm

“I have used the material in the ABC of Democracy as a starting point in preparing for holding workshops in democracy,
fairness and human rights for associations and civil servants.”

– Jan-Erik Boström, DemokratiAkademin

“I have use for the model every day, to understand and explain in what ways our work with women’s rights in war zones contribute to peace and democratisation.”
– Pernilla Johansson, Kvinna till Kvinna

“OPEN SPACE has been great. In our youth commitment we had lots of use of this material. Speaking of myself, I have grasped more of the democratic principles”
– Birger Tuominen, Youth coordinator

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An ABC of democracy
Organisational level
A fairly democratic country
Civil society and democracy
Global, regional or intergovermental
Human rights and the UN

 

Download all applications separately:

Democracy’s two faces
Peter & Paul and the alternatives
Association
A democratic platform
• Assessment form
ABC – folder
Developing a democratic organization
• Demometer, organization
• Demometer, meetings
• Demometer, results
• Check-list for democracy
Rule of law and FD countries
Towards a stronger civil society
Focus on the agenda
From needs to rights
• The UN declaration

 

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