Imperial Springs International Forum 2021

1 December, 2021

This year’s Imperial Springs International Forum will be held in a hybrid format and will touch upon global cooperation after COVID-19 

Live Session: Democratic leadership in times of uncertainty

16 November, 2021

A contribution by Club de Madrid to the Global Democracy Coalition Forum, this Live Session brought ideas on how leaders can counter the current democratic backsliding by rethinking democracy

Open Letter to world leaders: A historic opportunity to achieve global pandemic preparedness and response

11 November, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has been like no other in history, affecting every human being on Earth.

Multilateralism Must Deliver: Club de Madrid’s contributions to Our Common Agenda

9 November, 2021

The largest forum of former Heads of State and Government working to strengthen democratic practice holds a press conference in the United Nations on Wednesday, November 10th at 11:00 am NY time.

Policy Dialogue 2021 Concluding Document: Our Commitment to Democracy

2 November, 2021

Read below the full Concluding Document from Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2021: ‘Rethinking Democracy’ 

Policy Dialogue 2021: Rethinking Democracy

22 October, 2021

Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue was held on 27, 28, 29 October. Check out its conclusions below! 

Live Session: Building trust between citizens and public institutions in emergency situations

1 October, 2021

As part of the Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies, Club de Madrid is hosting a series of regional consultations to hear about the challenges of COVID-19 for democracy.

Live Session: Dialogue for the inclusion of the Afro-Peruvian people

29 September, 2021

Club de Madrid and Ashanti Perú discuss ideas for joint collaboration and strategies between the Peruvian government and the Commission for the Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian people, Environment and Ecology. Register below!

Women Leaders Across the World Urge to Protect Afghan Women and Girls

21 September, 2021

The former President of Finland and Member of Club de Madrid, Tarja Halonen has published a plea today to protect the rights and wellbeing of women and girls in Afghanistan now that the Taleban have seized power in the country.

President Türk discusses state of democracy in podcast with Bertelsmann Foundation

15 September, 2021

On International Democracy Day, Club de Madrid and Bertelsmann Foundation join forces to produce a podcast & video on the state of democracy worldwide. Both organisations are partnering in Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2021 ‘Rethinking Democracy’

Club de Madrid and its partners want to ‘Rethink Democracy’. Here’s why

15 September, 2021

Democracy has served humankind well, but it is suffering a dragged-out backsliding in too many corners of the world. The many challenges we face -populism, disruptive technologies, polarised political landscapes and inequality, among others-are testing the limits of democratic institutions. We need to rethink democratic systems so they become more strong and able to meet citizens’ demands. Today, on International Day of Democracy, we want to invite you to rethink democracy with us

More than 140 former heads of state and Nobel laureates call on candidates for German chancellor to waive intellectual property rules for COVID vaccines

14 September, 2021

More than 140 former heads of state and government and Nobel laureates today called on the candidates to be the next German chancellor Annalena Baerbock, Olaf Scholz, and Armin Laschet to declare themselves in favour of waiving intellectual property rules for COVID 19 vaccines and transferring vaccine technologies, and “to make these the policies of any future coalition government”.

Club de Madrid condena la orden de arresto contra el ex Vice-presidente y escritor Sergio Ramírez y pide la urgente aplicación de la Carta Democrática Interamericana a Nicaragua

14 September, 2021

Dado el creciente y alarmante deterioro de la práctica democrática en Nicaragua, Club de Madrid hace un llamamiento para que se congele la financiación de organismos internacionales y Bancos Centrales hacia el país.

20 years since the Inter-American Democratic Charter: Present and future of democracy in the Americas

7 September, 2021

On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Charter and that of Club de Madrid’s founding, we reflect on the democratic challenges faced by the Americas and how the aspirations of the Charter can contribute to democratic advancement in the region. Register below! 

Democracy in Practice: A podcast series by Club de Madrid

29 August, 2021

Conversations between our Members and Advisors on the challenges that put democracies under strain.






Live Session: Delivering for youth in emergency response and recovery-How to make democracy fit-for-purpose to meet the needs of young people?

20 August, 2021

As part of the Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies, Club de Madrid is hosting a series of regional consultations to hear about the challenges of COVID-19 for democracy in Asia & the Pacific, Africa & the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe.