Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is European public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organisation fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society. CSD objectives are: to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice; and to monitor public attitudes while serving as a watchdog of the institutional reform process. CSD has contributed to a number of multi-national studies of recent trends in radicalisation and violent extremism, and to the formulation of mitigation measures. 

In the MIRAD project, CSD is leading the Work Package 5 which aims to develop interinstitutional collaboration models and protocols towards effective disengagement and successful social reintegration. The CSD team is contributing to all other activities envisaged in the MIRAD project.


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This project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP) (GA no. 101035878)