Mission, Objectives and Activities

Center for Democracy Foundation is Serbian based a not-for profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization which, along 23 years of operation, has had a remarkable impact in advancing resources for democratic governance and EU oriented reforms in Serbia. 

Our MISSION is to encourage and mobilize citizens for building a democratic society based on solidarity and sustainable development, to advance economic, social and cultural rights and advocate for accountable and efficient institutions through research, education and public dialogue.

  • Equality
  • Tolerance
  • Knowledge
  • Accountability
  • Solidarity
  • Sustainability
  • Democratic, civil and European values rooted in Serbian society
  • Rule of law and democratic procedures are respected in the Serbian institutions
  • Citizens efficiently exercise and improve their economic and social rights, with social solidarity as a key value of our society
  • Increased social cohesion and reduction of poverty and inequality
  • Participation of civil society in creation and implementation of reforms
  • Accession of Serbia to European Union
  • Developed culture of human and civil rights, political culture, tolerance and dialogue
  • Establishment of market competition together with development of socially responsible state
  • Expert support to reforms through EU accession process and development planning
  • Inclusion of citizens in consideration of policies and decision making 
  • Analysis and creation of practical policies proposals
  • Campaigns and advocating
  • Improving legal framework and monitoring the implementation of laws
  • Research
  • Education and training
  • Publishing activities
TARGET GROUPS and our programs beneficiaries with whom we most frequently work
  • Decision makers at national level and in local community
  • Civil society organizations
  • Citizens whose rights are in risk or being violated and vulnerable groups 
  • Employed  and unemployed persons whose work related rights are endangered 
  • Small and medium size enterprises, business associations
  • Media

- Leading organization in the field of socio-economic rights, labour market issues and social development

- Recognized as credible interlocutor and partner

- Has a large network of partners and associates, i public and private sector, on local, national and regional level, cooperating with government agencies, companies, trade unions, universities and NGOs

- Member of the UN Global Compact and Associate member of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

- Chairs the Working Group for Migrations, Employment and Social Reform in the National Convention on the EU (civil society platform for monitoring the accession negotiations with the EU)


Foundation is registered in 1994 at the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia by decision no. 022-2373/94-03, July 5, 1994 and recorded in the Register of Foundations by the Ministry. According to the new Law on Endowments and Foundations, it is registered at the Business Register Agency under the number BZF 72/2012. 

PIB 100049904 (Tax identification number) / Unique identification number 17051008