Demo Finland

Political Parties of Finland for Democracy

Demo Finland is a co-operative organisation of all the eight Finnish parliamentary parties. It seeks to enhance democracy by facilitating  collaborative projects between Finnish political parties and political movements in new and developing democracies.

Demo Finland is not ideologically, religiously or politically tied to any particular movement.

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From the beginning of 2017, Demo Finland supports democratic governance of natural resources in Mozambique. The project aims at building up the capacities of three regional and the national parliament in the oversight of extractive industries and other natural resources

“For politicians in Myanmar, speechwriting and speaking before their constituents are important skills. In a young democracy like Myanmar they must learn how to better communicate with citizens and deliver their message to their potential voters”, explains Programme Coordinator Kyaw Zay Ya at the Myanmar School of Politics alumni training weekend “The Art of Political Speech”.

Nine top performing young politicians from the Tunisian School of Politics class of 2016 visited Finland in December. The focus of the visit was on local governance and its current reforms. While Tunisia has held successful national elections after the Arab Spring and taken major steps towards a consolidated democracy, local elections are yet to be organized.

A delegation of young Finnish parliamentarians and parliamentary assistants participated in a joint dialogue with young Sri Lankan politicians on 14th to 16th October. The joint dialogue was organized by Demo Finland and its local partner organization One-Text Initiative as part of their long-standing support for the co-operation of Sri Lankan political youth.

On Thursday 6th October, Demo organized a seminar about Myanmar in the Finnish Parliament as Demo had an honored guest from Myanmar, Senior Programme Officer at Myanmar School of Politics (MySoP), Mr Nay Myo Aung.

Has the positive trend of democratic development faded away? What is the role of Finland in supporting democracy in the ongoing decade? These questions were on air in the seminar organized by Demo Finland and the Parliament of Finland on the International Democracy Day, 15/9/2016.

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