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.


More equality to politics – a week of peer learning

Demo Finland hosted significant international guests from Zambia last week, when Zambia National Women's Lobby's Chair Beauty Katebe and Executive Director Juliet Kaira-Chibuta arrived to Finland. Demo Finland has cooperated with Zambia National Women’s Lobby since 2013. Goal of the cooperation is to improve women’s political participation and to support women candidates in the elections.

Women’s Day seminar: challenges in gender equality are global

Questions about equality and politics were discussed in the seminar on the International Women's Day, and president Tarja Halonen was among the speakers. Seminar was organized in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Seminar: Women, Elections and Campaigning

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Political Parties of Finland for Democracy – Demo Finland mark the International Women’s Day by organizing a seminar on women, elections and campaigning. The seminar will take place on March 8th, 8:30 – 12:00 at the House of Estates in Helsinki.

Finland is needed to step up EU’s support for democracy

“If we want to step up EU’s engagement in democracy support, countries such as Finland, must take a lead in promoting it”, stated Member of Parliament Eva Biaudet in her opening remarks in a seminar on EU’s support to democracy at the Parliament of Finland.

Seminar: European Union supporting democratic development

Keynote will be delivered by Ken Godfrey, Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy, who will give an update on the EU’s efforts to support democracy abroad focusing on the impact of recent policy changes on EU priorities.

New project supports democratic governance of natural resources

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