Winter school on New Voting Technologies

4-8 December 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

Around 25 electoral experts from six eastern partnership countries will gather from 4-8 December in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the Winterschool “How can new voting technologies increase the trust in the electoral process?” The participants will be introduced to general concepts of e-voting as well as...

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Ukraine’s Central Election Commission discussed challenges for the future in the light of their 20th Anniversary

13-14 November 2017 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 13-14 November 2017, an international conference devoted to the 20th Anniversary of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine was conducted to discuss the ways to improve the election management system in the country. The conference was organized by the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine...

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How women’s political empowerment can be supported in Armenia?

7 November 2017 Yerevan, Armenia

A roundtable titled “Women’s Voice and Leadership in Politics: Armenian Perspective” was organised in the framework of Partnership for Good Governance Programme co-funded by the European Union and Council of Europe, in cooperation with the RA National Assembly and civil society organisations:...

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More women in politics means less men in politics

1 November 2017 Baku, Azerbaijan

“The message to women is clear, but what is the message to men?” was one of the emerging questions during a lively and open discussion amongst representatives from local and national authorities, political parties, CSOs and media, during the presentation of the Azerbaijani version of the Regional...

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Conference on Women’s political representation in Azerbaijan

1 November 2017 Baku, Azerbaijan

After similar events in Kiev, Tbilisi and Chisinau, the Azeri version of the Regional study on women’s political representation in Eastern Partnership countries, will be presented at a regional conference in Baku on 1 November 2017 to authorities and civil society of Azerbaijan. The event will be...

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Who violates the electoral legislation, and why?

12 October 2017 Kyiv, Ukraine

The results of an opinion poll on causes for electoral violations were presented today during a press conference in the National Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform” to representatives of media and civil society in Ukraine. The opinion poll was commissioned by the Council of Europe, within the framework...

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Opening of the new Education Centre for Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 October 2017 Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

In an official ceremony, that took place on 9 October in Sarajevo, Šefik Džaferović, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly, Irena Hadžiabdić, President of the BiH CEC, Haldun Koc, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey and Drahoslav Štefánek, Head of Office,...

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Leadership and conflict management training in the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina

9-28 October 2017 Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A series of LEAD training workshops was initiated on 9 October in the newly opened Education Centre of the CEC BiH in Sarajevo, held by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) with the support of the Council of Europe,. During the first training workshop, 22 members and staff of the CEC...

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New Publication on “New technologies in the electoral process in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

27 September 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 27 of September at the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, the Central Election Commission of BiH presented to Members of Parliament, representatives of civil society and international community its new publication “New technologies in the electoral process - challenges and possibilities of...

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There are enough women who can occupy political posts

26 September 2017 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Three studies on different aspects of political participation of women came to the same conclusion: There are enough skilled, experienced and willing women in the Republic of Moldova to participate at decision making level in politics, but party policies and persisting stereotypes in the society...

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