The Centre Party International Foundation, CIS, is a Swedish Party Affiliated Organisation (PAO) established in 1995 by the Swedish Centre Party. It shares the same core values as the Centre Party, a social-liberal, green party with a strong emphasis on sustainability and decentralization. The Centre Party International Foundation has its office in the same premises as the Swedish Centre Party in the Old Town of Stockholm. CIS receives the main part of its funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA.
Vision and mission
Through its local partners in Palestine, West Africa, the Balkans, and globally, CIS’ main mission is to empower women and youth as key agents of change to strengthen democracies and improve national conditions for peace and prosperity.
CIS’ interventions are conceptualised in line with a human rights based approach, seeking to ensure the respect of transparency, accountability, participation and non-discrimination at all levels of its project implementation. All the activities are implemented in close collaboration with political parties and organizations working to strengthen liberal values and local democracy, also outside large population centers.
To fulfil its mission, CIS activities focus on two interdependent areas:
- Support for sister parties and affiliated political movements and organizations, with the goal of ensuring well-functioning democratic political parties.
- Support for multi-party systems, with the goal of ensuring well-functioning, democratically based multi-party systems.