The Foundation

The aim of our foundation – as stated in
the founding charter – is “the long-term promotion of democracy with a special emphasis on citizen-oriented, participatory and direct-democratic developments worldwide”.

The Board of the Swiss Democracy Foundation
Andreas Zivy, Daniel Schily, Stefanie Bosshard, Bruno Kaufmann, Adrian Schmid (from left)

The Swiss Democracy Foundation is part of the public registry of companies of the Canton of Lucerne with the number CHE-463.845.413 and is supervised by the Swiss Confederation (Federal Department of Home Affairs) according to Article 84 of the Swiss Civil Code.

In common with the European Democracy Foundation, based in Bochum, Germany, we stand for greater participation of citizens in the political process, democracy, tolerance and international understanding.

The Swiss Democracy Foundation is led by a five-person board of management. Their work is supported by an international advisory board.

The Swiss Democracy Foundation is supporting projects in the fields of youth democracy, technology, education, development, media and research and does actively support networking activities at all political levels.

In order to develop our foundation we need a solid financial underpinning and are thus dependent on your donations and contributions.