Welcome to Christian Democratric International Center. 

KIC is a party affiliated organization involved in democracy assistance. We have projects on three continents, in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Cuba and Uganda.

The goal of our work is to contribute to democracy and development in the countries we work in. We do this by supporting these countries in building a multi-party system and by supporting other Christian Democratic parties. In dictatorships we support democracy movements that are in opposition.

Freedom of speech and entitlement to one’s own opinions are rights that citizens in democratic countries take for granted. Over the last twenty years, we have seen a number of nations make a transition to democracy, but there are still a lot of places around the world where political and civil rights are violated by the ruling regime. Through cooperation with local democratic forces, KIC strives to change this. The vision that guides our cooperation is a democratic and peaceful world, founded on human rights and good governance.

The overall goal for Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. KIC holds the notion that democratic governments are more prone to practice good governance and fulfilling the desires of the citizens. KIC believes that for a country to be able to make a transition to democracy, it is essential with a well-functioning party system, but also that politically active citizens embrace democratic values.

Thematically, KIC prioritizes youth and female participation as well as strengthening internal democracy procedures in political parties. In countries with repressive regimes, we cooperate to strengthen independent media and Christian Democratic Movements. In new democracies, KIC cooperation tends to have a multi-party approach.

Guided by the initiatives and ideas of our local partners across the globe, we are consistently cooperating for a more democratic world and the freedom of its citizens.

God Jul och Ett Gott Nytt År! – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Feliz Navidad y un Feliz Año Nuevo! – Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr!

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Thank you for good cooperation during 2013! All of us at KIC wishes you a:

God Jul och Ett Gott Nytt År! – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Feliz Navidad y un Feliz Año Nuevo! – Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr! Läs mer »

IDEA’s Press Release on the Political Party Peer Network Meeting in Stockholm

The global Political Party Peer Network, consisting of leading political party support organizations, and donors from all over the world, is to meet in Sigtuna, Sweden, on 10-12 June 2013 to discuss latest developments in the field of assistance to political parties and political party systems.

International IDEA’s Secretary-General Vidar Helgesen will speak at the opening of the meeting.

The event will cover the topic ”Political party dialogue for a strong party system” – currently among the most used approaches in political party assistance. Läs mer »

KIC has started activities in Bolivia

bolivia-young-political-leadersWith a great participation of young leaders, KIC has initiated its activities in Bolivia. The idea an initial phase of this project is the formation of a political platform that allows youth leaders to achieve real political participation, and also the inclusion of common agendas and issues affecting this group in the political arena.

The initial phase will last a period of six months during which the participants will work with activities regarding the foundation of the platform, in addition there will be some training in good governance, as for example the new law on youth and the law on political parties, issues that are on the debate today in Bolivian.
There was such a success in the call for participants that from an initial group of 20 young people, KIC had to organized two working groups, one executive and the other for support. The activities are decentralized and work not only in La Paz, but also in cities like Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

For more information about the project please contact the program manager for Latin America at: Elizabeth@kicsweden.org Läs mer »

 

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Prisoner 690 -Tales from a dark place

Antonio, born in 1962 in Havanna, is a member of the movement Movimiento Cristiano Liberación. In the book, he gives the reader a real and deep insight into the circumstances and risks that comes with engagement for democracy in Cuba today. An engagement for which he was imprisoned in March 2003.

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PYPA: Program for Young Politicians in Africa

Three Swedish affiliated organisations –the Christian Democratic International Center (KIC), the Olof Palme International Center (OPC – Social Democrats) and the Centre Party International Foundation (CIS) developed the training program Program for Young Politicians in Africa – PYPA.

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Ukraine. Sister party cooperation since 2007

KIC cooperates with the Christian Democratic party Democratic Alliance in project aimed at improving  young Ukrainians’ knowledge of democracy, Christian democratic ideology, political leadership and communication. With this project, Democratic Alliance would like to create a new, democratic and value-oriented politically active youth, creating a pool of talent from which Ukraine’s future politicians can be drawn.
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