The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021: In Review
The Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2021 took place in hybrid format on May 10-11, 2021. It drew participants from business executives, political leaders, activists and other democracy supporters to discuss the future of global democracy, US leadership and post-COVID recovery, technology and democratic trust.
Speakers at the Summit
Our Summit unites political, business and media leaders, democracy activists and advocates to bring fresh ideas to stem the tide of authoritarian advance and put democracy back on the front foot.
Senior Official for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Retd. U.S. Army Lieutenant General & U.S. National Security Advisor, Fouad & Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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 2021 Copenhagen Democracy Summit for their contribution.
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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 city uniquely combines its old history, traditions and charm with a cosmopolitan vibe, high fashion and modern architecture. 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 is a pocket-sized fairy tale and at the same time, a buzzing and innovative hub of ideas. 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. It is all there, the urban pulse in the cobbled streets, the castles and bell towers, the artists, the mothers, babies and their strollers, the hipsters and their dreams, the prince and the queen.
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.