The Council of Europe and
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with the support of the
Swiss Confederation and U.S. Agency for
International Development USAID will organise a conference on âthe 2013
Presidential Elections: Lessons Learned
and Steps Ahead on 19 February 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia. This conference is a
follow up to the discussions held on 13 February in Tbilisi based on the
OSCE/ODHIR report. The aim of the Conference is twofold: drawing lessons from
the 2013 Presidential Elections and looking towards the next local elections
from the perspective of how best to ensure full compliance with European and
International Standards. The specific focus will be on how the Council of
Europe, together with other international partners can best assist the Georgian
authorities in its program. The conference will start at 10:00
on 19 February
at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel.
It will be opened by Mr Alex PETRIASHVILI,
State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration,
Ms Claudia Luciani, Director of
Democratic Governance, Council of Europe, Mr Gunther
Ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia and Mr. Stephen Haykin,
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director.
It will be attended by members of parliament and the government, as well as
representatives of the central elections commission, the international
community, the media and civil society.
Discussions will be organised around four themes: The 2013 presidential
elections, 2014 local government elections, 2013 presidential elections
environment, 2013 presidential elections expert opinion and finally
opportunities and challenges.
Council of Europe office in Tbilisi
Tel: +995 32 2913870
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge