In English

Democratic Civic Association (DCA) is a nationwide educational association for adult learning. It is a Non-Governmental Organization, established in 1986.

Association’s operations are focused on the traditions of the leftist and the working class movement. The main principles are global solidarity, social and economical justice, and the ideas of peace, humanism and socialism.

DCA supports people’s actions in the civic and cultural fields and especially those in leftist and workers’ organizations, and labour, peace, environmental, and other civil movements. DCA promotes contemporary marxist studies and publishes literature and material for study and discussion.

Association has projects and works with marginalized and immigrant groups.

DCA’s main partners are its member organisations but we also cooperate widely with civil society. We are a member of association of Finnish study centers Opintokeskukset ry, European leftist and marxist study and educational network transform! europe, Finnish workers’ movement’s study and history organization Työväenperinne ry and antiracist network Rasmus ry.

DCA Study Centre

Democratic Civic Association maintains a study centre. The centre is a nationwide educational school which offers education and opportunities for systematic adult learning based on a principle of lifelong learning.

Study centre organises voluntary non-formal adult education activities in the form of courses, seminars and study circles. The main focus is on social studies.

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DCA is interested in cooperating with similar associations and organisations which are in contact with communist or leftist parties. At first, cooperation can be exchanging ideas, sources, and material via e-mail

or via mail

Democratic Civic Association
Viljatie 4 B 3. kerros
FI-00700 Helsinki, Finland