We work with grassroots activists, media, policy experts and government officials throughout Europe to identify constructive approaches to address these challenges. Our goal is to ensure that the universal values of the Enlightenment - religious tolerance, political pluralism, individual liberty and government by democracy - remain the core foundation of Europe's prosperity and welfare, and the basis on which diverse cultures and opinions can interact peacefully.
Who We Are
The European Foundation for Democracy is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation dedicated to upholding Europe's fundamental principles of individual freedom and equality of all citizens, regardless of their gender, ethnic background or religion. At the dawn of the 21st century, these principles are being challenged by a number of factors, among them rapid social change as a result of high levels of immigration from cultures with different customs, a rise in intolerance on all sides, an increasing sense of a conflict of civilisations, and the growing influence of radical, extremist ideologies worldwide.