Martin Ängeby is the Secretary General of SILC, the Swedish International Liberal Center, which is the foundation for democracy support of the Swedish Liberal Party (Liberalerna). SILC supports democracy activists and organizations in Latin America, MENA and Eastern Europe. Freedom of association and free elections are high on the agenda. Martin is also a local politician and campaign leader for the Liberals in Stockholm. Field trips and aid symposiums are mixed with coffee brewing in the local chapter of the party and canvassing door-to-door. A vivid democracy requires committed democrats. Martin previously worked at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).