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Voters' Information / First-time voters
First meeting on young voters' awareness raising about the role of the electoral process in a democratic system in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Facility
Chisinau, 13-14 February 2012
On 13-14 February 2012, representatives of the Ministries of education and civil society from the EaP countries took part in a meeting held in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) devoted to young voters’ awareness raising about the electoral process in a democratic system. The aim of the meeting was to exchange experiences on teaching about the role of elections in democracy. Council of Europe experts on young voters’ education and elections contributed to the discussion and presented different approaches to the subject. The representative of the European Union Delegation in Chisinau as well as the members of the Council of Europe Secretariat, including from the Head of the Chisinau Office, attended the event.
The workshop was an excellent occasion for the representatives of the Ministries of education and non-governmental organisations to meet and exchange views on this subject. All participants agreed that this meeting was an opportunity to build new bridges for the future co-operation. NGOs representatives expressed their readiness and willingness to participate in a training process of trainers which will train teachers in the future.