NED’s International Forum Welcomes New Members to the Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI)


The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) is a global network of think tanks that conduct research and analysis on democracy, democratization, and related topics in comparative government and international affairs. The collaborative space created by the NDRI allows think tanks from diverse parts of the world to initiate joint projects. The NDRI also encourages member institutes to reach out in solidarity to one another and to share knowledge and experiences.

The International Forum is pleased to welcome the following members to the Network of Democracy Research Institutes:

  • The Institute of Economic Affairs in Ghana seeks to promote good governance, democracy, and a free and fair market economy. They believe that the creation of an environment in which economic, social, political, and legal institutions function openly and freely is the key to sustainable economic growth and human development.
  • AcaMedia in the Czech Republic aims to bridge the gap between Academia, media, and the public. The main focus of its activities is designing projects to stimulate informed public debate on socially important issues. Its Sinopsis initiative aims to bring relevant information on China from think tanks and research institutions into the public discourse.
  • The Association for International Affairs (AMO) in the Czech Republic aims to promote research and education in the field of international relations. AMO facilitates expression and realization of ideas, thoughts, and projects in order to increase education, mutual understanding, and tolerance among people. Its Chinfluence project seeks to promote understanding and awareness of Chinese influence in Central Europe.
  • The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (Serbia) works under the motto “Progress, Determination, Influence.” Its research interests include Russian and authoritarian influence on the Western Balkans, security sector reform and transitional justice in the Balkans, and contemporary Serbian, regional, and trans-atlantic foreign and security policies.
  • Political Capital in Hungary is an independent, nonpartisan think tank committed to the fundamental values of democracy, human rights and market economy. Its work includes projects on radicalization, right-wing extremism, the Kremlin’s influence, and political tendencies in Central Eastern Europe.
  • The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) in the Czech Republic seeks to build an ever-growing number of informed and security-minded policy practitioners dedicated to the development and protection of democratic values and institutions. To fulfill its mission, PSSI conducts a broad range of activities under its Security Scholars Program, Space Security Program, Economic & Financial Threat Program and Energy Security Program.
  • The Center for Social Sciences is a Georgia-based research institute focused on evidence-based social research and analysis. Its latest projects include the “Eurasia Democratic Security Network,” which aims to promote the discussion on democratization and mechanism of conditionality in the context of foreign policy and security.
  • The Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Centre) in Malaysia aims to foster open government policies at national, state, and local levels through public sector reform and enhanced citizenship governance. Its primary program areas are MACC reform initiatives, open government initiatives, local government integrity, combating corruption, and rural community education.
  • The Instituto Atuação is Brazilian nonprofit organization for research, strategy, and articulation. Its vision is to transform Brazil into a full democracy according to the criteria of The Economist Intelligence Unit by focusing on political participation, public transparency, and democratic culture.