Annual Report 2021

The Oslo Center is proud to present our Annual Report 2021! With the ongoing democratic erosion, the work of promoting and supporting democratic values becomes more crucial than ever. Despite a challenging year, The Oslo Center has continued its meaningful journey of democracy assistance by demonstrating adaptability, resilience, and determination. During 2021, TOC has undergone an organizational transition, including a new visual identity, website, and strategy. We have throughout the year laid new foundations, to strengthen and enhance our mission and vision. We stay proud and humble of our unique opportunity to work with democracy assistance and would like to thank everyone for your support.

10 Recommendations for a democratic response to the Ukraine invasion

The attack on Ukraine and the global security response that follows constitute a major turning point for European democracy. Together with our partners, The Oslo Center has participated in the development of “10 recommendations for a European democratic response ». In this statement, we wish to highlight the prevalence of democracy and human rights, within the European space, as key approaches to the resolution of this war. Alongside, we advocate for making democratic values the cornerstone of European strategic governance.

Recommendations for the Summit for Democracy - Global Democracy Coalition

On the occasion of President Biden’s Summit for Democracy, the Oslo Center and 47 democracy organizations from around the world came together into the Global Democracy Coalition Forum, convened by International IDEA. The Forum consisted of 41 webinars with conversations on elections, youth, disinformation, women’s political participation, corruption, democracy, and development, among many others. The aim of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum was to engage and facilitate the global conversations in the Summit for Democracy, which has led to the development of the Recommendations Report.

Five Messages for the Summit for Democracy

The Oslo Center has together with several international democracy organizations collaborated on the initiative led by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) to develop “Five Messages for the Summit for Democracy”. These key points are directed to leading democracies and are in our opinion of crucial importance for advancing democracy worldwide.

White Paper – International Political Party Assistance

The Oslo Center ​has developed an interesting white paper exploring the relevance and
challenges of working with international political party assistance in the field of democratization.

Brief: Issues of representation and social change

On May 27th, 2021, the Oslo Center hosted a webinar to discuss the importance of democratic resilience, the threats encountered, and global cooperation. In this webinar question of the role of information and communications technology was brought to the fore: Are political institutions in democracies able to adapt to the significant social changes brought by these technological advancements, and what does this pose for democratic representation?

The Oslo Center Webinar 2021 - Brief

The challenges to democracy worldwide have increased over the last decade, and it has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on civil liberties and electoral processes due to the implementation of exceptional measures. The questions of how we can protect, promote, and build democratic values have become more relevant than ever. On May 27th, 2021, the Oslo Center hosted a webinar to discuss the importance of democratic resilience, the threats encountered, and global cooperation. With a keynote speech delivered by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, and the expertise provided by the panel participants, the webinar offered unique and valuable insight on the legacy of democracies and violation of democratic standards.

White Paper – Women in Politics

The Oslo Center ​has developed a special white paper exploring the
importance of female participation and leadership in politics.

White Paper - Youth Assemblies

The Oslo Center has developed a white paper on works with established Youth
Assemblies to strengthen their role in their community and local government.

Political Party Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide

With this contribution, International IDEA, the NIMD, and the Oslo Center
have collaborated to create a practical tool for political party dialogue facilitators
and political parties.

Annual Report 2020

Elections Agents Manual 2017

Coalitions - A Guide for Political Parties

Religion and Development (only available in Norwegian)

A Guide to Branch Management for Political Parties in Kenya

Election Agents’ Fact Sheet

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