Democratic Civic Association

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

The association’s operations are focused on the traditions of the leftist and the working class movement. The 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. The DCA promotes contemporary Marxist studies and publishes literature and material for study and discussion. The association has projects with marginalized and immigrant groups.

The DCA’s main partners are its more than 20 member organisations. The most important member is the Communist Party of Finland.

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