The Foundation


Societies need to invest in their democratic cultures to meet the challenges of our contemporary times and to guarantee the peaceful and democratic co-existence of Europe’s people.


The European Democracy Foundation operates as a Fonds of the Swiss Democracy Foundation. It is part of the Umbrella Foundation for Individual Charitable Giving of the GLS Treuhand (part of the GLS Bank) in Bochum. It particularly supports projects that strengthen democracy at EU level and within Europe’s nation states.

Donations to the European Democracy Foundation give you tax credits according to the German taxation laws of charitable organisations.