Ken Godfrey, the Executive Director of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), and Anthony Smith, the Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), assess the outcome of the third Summit for Democracy (S4D) and provide prospects for future engagements. The authors appreciate the summit’s resolutions to establish a secretariat, and point out that the summit’s effectiveness would be enhanced by the formulation of concrete policy commitments, ensuring a political impact resonating across regions and generations. They underscore the imperative of inclusive representation from all regions and diverse stakeholders to extend credibility and advocate for the establishment of a rich ecosystem of analysis, debate, and initiatives in the periods between the Summits.