Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2022

June 9-10

About the Summit

We are delighted to be hosting the next Copenhagen Democracy Summit on 9-10 June 2022. Uniting democratic forces to push back on the authoritarian tide was our ambition when we inaugurated the Copenhagen Democracy Summit series five years ago with Joe Biden as our inaugural keynote speaker.

Today, as we see with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, front-line figures in the battle for freedom and democracy matter more than ever. We will provide a platform for such voices globally. We urgently need to unite political, business and media leaders, democracy activists and advocates, to bring fresh ideas to stem the authoritarian advance and put democracy back on the front foot.

Thursday will be dedicated to technology and democracy including our Democracy and Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship. Friday will focus on how to defend Ukraine, counter authoritarian powers, and build an alliance of democracies.

Register your interest above to join us in June.

The Copenhagen Democracy Summit In Review

Hear the story of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit from our Founder, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Today, as we see with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, gathering front-line figures in the battle for freedom and democracy is vital. In this video we reflect on why our work is important, now more than ever.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next edition on June 9-10th, in-person.


Supporters of the Alliance of Democracies play a vital role in enabling us to run effective initiatives and to host a Summit of high quality, that ensures an open debate about important aspects of a democratic future. We would like to thank all our supporters of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit for their contribution.

Watch videos from previous summits

We can't wait for Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2022, but in the meantime, you can watch videos of sessions from previous summits on our YouTube channel.

Copenhagen Democracy Summit is held at The Royal Danish Playhouse

As an easily accessible and highly attractive city, Copenhagen is the ideal home for the Summit. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen is now one of the fastest growing metropolitan destinations in Europe. The capital of Denmark symbolizes the country’s traditions of both national pride and engagement with the world as well as a long history of vigorous democratic debate.

Copenhagen excels in combining simple and sustainable solutions with a casually sophisticated lifestyle. A lifestyle based on tradition, history and culture, yet constantly moving forward, giving Copenhagen a unique blend between the harmonies of old world charm and the progressive beat of a truly cosmopolitan city. It is a city large enough for every kind of life philosophy, but small enough to bicycle from one end to the other in twenty minutes. Image Credit: Terry Mclaughlin, Visit Copenhagen Media Centre.

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