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Striving to enable the renewal and strengthening of democratic societies

Investigating the challenges to democracy

We examine these issues across disciplines to generate solutions

Encouraging dialogue

We gather academics, practitioners, and the public to exchange ideas, share viewpoints and create new knowledge

Meet the leaders and learn more about the institute.


The CEU Democracy Institute, based in Budapest, strives to enable the renewal and strengthening of democratic and open societies through world-class research, collaboration across academic and professional disciplines, teaching and the free exchange of ideas, and public engagement on a local, regional, and global scale.


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Collaborating across borders

Building on CEU’s longstanding history in Budapest, we exchange ideas on a global scale

A free exchange of ideas

We share knowledge in the classroom and beyond, and expect it to be a two-way process