Demo Finland has been collaborating with Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in publishing The Finnish Experience, a series demonstrating Finland’s strengths in various segments of society. Demo Finland and the Ministry have co-produced such publications as Women’s Role in Finnish Democracy Building and Political Youth Organisations: Strengthening the Voice of Youth in Politics. These are especially geared towards the needs of Demo Finland’s target countries. In addition Demo Finland has produced a toolkit aimed at facilitators organising trainings on gender equality and women’s cross-party cooperation.

Demo Finland has also produced material only available in Finnish. These include publications such as Kansanvallalla kehitykseen – Katsaus kansainväliseen demokratiatukeen ja puolueiden rooliin and Demokratiatuki ja konfliktit – Ennaltaehkäisystä jälleenrakennukseen.

The publications are available for free either as downloadable pdf files or as ordered from the Demo Finland office.

EURECS – A European response to electoral cycle support (2016) is a collaborative publication by European Partnership for Democracy members and outlines the lessons learned in support to electoral and democratisation processes. The main aim of the EURECS is to offer the EU, its Member States, other European donors and beneficiary countries an innovative delivery mechanism for electoral and democracy assistance, consistent with European values and EU policies

Youth Creating Solutions for Meaningful Participation – Toolkit for Trainers on Participation and Human Rights (2015) was produced in a project supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. It is a compilation of training materials and methods used and created in the project’s four international trainings. It is aimed especially for trainings with youth on topics related to democracy and human rights.

A Decade of Supporting Democracy (2015) was published on the 10th anniversary of Demo Finland in September 2015. The publication consists of personal stories and articles by politicians from partner countries and Finland who have participated in Demo Finland’s work, showcasing the achievements of the organisation’s first decade.

Gender equality within Political Parties and Women’s Cross-party Cooperation – How to Build the Capacities of Women Politicians and Political Parties (2015) is aimed at facilitators organising trainings on gender equality and women’s cross-party cooperation for political parties and politicians, but it also has plenty of good reference material and additional information for everyone interested in strengthening women’s political participation.

The publication is also available in Myanmar language.

PASLET – Participation in Action, Sharing, Learning and Evolving Together (2014) was produced during a project supported by the Youth in Action programme of the European Union. The publication shares good practices on youth participation in Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal and Slovenia. It has been produced in cooperation with the Bangladeshi human rights organisation Odhikar and the Slovenian youth network MaMa.

Demokratiatuki ja konfliktit – Ennaltaehkäisystä jälleenrakennukseen (2014) (“Democracy support and conflicts – From prevention to rebuilding”) deals with the connection between democracy and peace, and how democracy support can be used in different stages of a conflict as a part of the peace building process. It also showcases the role the political parties in democracy support and conflict resolution as well as Demo Finland’s work.

Women’s Role in Finnish Democracy Building (2014) is a part of the Finnish Experience series. It goes through the developing roles of men and women in Finland from the 19th century to present day, focusing especially on women’s participation in decision-making.

The publication is also available in Arabic.

Kansanvallalla kehitykseen – Katsaus kansainväliseen demokratiatukeen (2013) (“Growth from the rule of the people – a look into international democracy support”) is an introduction to international democracy support and the roles of parties therein. It also showcases the work of Demo Finland, the parties’ own democracy support organisation.

Political Youth Organisations: Strengthening the Voice of Youth in Politics (2012) is a part of the Finnish Experience series. It showcases the activities of Finnish political youth and student organisations and their status in Finnish society.

Politics Meets Policies: The Emergence of Programmatic Political Parties (Myanmar translation 2016) is a co-publicized Myanmar translation by the Myanmar School of Politics and International IDEA of the latter’s 2014 book by the same title. It is based on the work carried out by three teams of political scientists who examined what drives and strengthens programmatic politics, even under unlikely conditions. The publication offers food for thought for political parties that are struggling to shift from personality-based or clientelistic-focused approaches—to more programme-based strategies as they reach out to voters.

The original English version is available here.

Gender equality within Political Parties and Women’s Cross-party Cooperation – How to Build the Capacities of Women Politicians and Political Parties (Myanmar language translation 2015) was originally aimed at facilitators organising trainings on gender equality and women’s cross-party cooperation for political parties and politicians, but it has plenty of good reference material and additional information for everyone interested in strengthening women’s political participation.

The original English version is available here.

Becoming a Better Politician (Myanmar language translation 2015) is a political skills manual for aspiring politicians about the basic skills and knowledge needed in democratic politics. It was originally published by the Max van der Stoel Foundation and translated to the Myanmar language by Demo Finland and NIMD for the Myanmar School of Politics.

The original English version is available here.

Three Lessons in Storytelling (Myanmar language translation 2016) is a translation of a lecture of the same name by Jon Favreau for a Dutch organisation called BKB. Jon Favreau is a former speechwriter of Barack Obama.

The original English version is available here.