Democracy faces new challenges today. The role of parliament, political actors and civic engagement are increasing challenged by misinformation in the digital realm, authoritarianism, passive citizenry and abuse of power and resources. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed existing weaknesses and showed the need for greater collaboration, inclusion and participation to strengthen individual and global democratic practices. Using our expertise and knowledge, the Oslo Center engages in policy dialogue and uses evidence based research to enhance the quality of democracy assistance. Read More

Our Geographic Coverage

Developing democracies is a long-lasting and meaningful journey, and we are honored to continuously support people working to make their own countries more democratic. To make a meaningful impact, we believe that building sustainable partnerships are better for our foundation’s work and focus. In the past, the Oslo Center has been present in Burma, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Ukraine, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and others. To sharpen our focus and offer the best we have to offer to our partners, the Oslo Center will primarily be focusing on East Africa and Eastern Europe for the next strategic period.

Democratization in Norway

Founded in one of the most stable and oldest democracies in the world, we recognise that no democracy is finished and that we must work hard not to take it for granted. Active and informed citizenry is still needed to preserve democratic accountability. New challenges in the digital realm and environment leaves us at the forefront of existing knowledge. Partnering with partners, TOC tries to bring light into new emerging topics that allows an opportunity for further democratic growth and development. Read More

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