Supporting Transparency, Inclusiveness and Integrity of Electoral Practice and Process in Georgia

The Project “Supporting Transparency, Inclusiveness and Integrity of Electoral Practice and Process in Georgia”, like previous electoral assistance projects, is a part of the Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023, a strategic programming instrument that aims to bring Georgia’s legislation, institutions and practices further into line with European standards in the area of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. Georgia is entering important electoral cycles of parliamentary and later, local elections. Considering the latest developments, it is crucial that Georgia maintains progress and achievements made towards ensuring integrity, transparency and quality of the electoral process. Despite tangible steps forward with that regard, there are still shortcomings to be addressed.

The overall objective of the Project is to improve electoral processes in Georgia and bring it closer to European and international standards and good practices in electoral matters.

The Project will focus its work on:

  • Promoting dialogue platforms and providing electoral stakeholders with high-level policy advice on legislative reform, electoral practices and their effective implementation;
  • Strengthening administrative, operational and management capacity of election administration;
  • Strengthening administrative, operational and management capacity of the Political Finances Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office;
  • Promoting gender equality and women’s political participation, enjoinment of electoral rights through increased awareness raising for vulnerable groups and youth;
  • Promoting good practices in the area of new information technologies with regard to impact on the integrity of electoral processes.

Project Partners and Beneficiaries

  • Election Administration of Georgia, commission members and staff;
  • Electoral Systems Development, Reform and Training Center;
  • State Audit Office of Georgia, Political Finances Department;
  • High School of Justice, judges;
  • Domestic CSO;
  • International Organizations;
  • Political parties;
  • Georgian citizens

Project duration

The project runs from 1 January 2020 through 31 December 2022.

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Electoral Development Schools aimed at increasing civic participation, raising voters’ awareness and promoting electoral issues among the public and especially among youth, vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities in Georgia. This is a pilot project implemented throughout 2015 by the Central Election Commission of Georgia and its Training Centre, in cooperation with the Georgian Young Lawyers Association and with the financial support of the Council of Europe.

Documentary prepared by GYLA (in cooperation with LDA Georgia) on the project Electoral Development Schools funded by the Council of Europe