Draft legislation to enhance accountability for electoral violations was submitted to the Ukrainian parliament for consideration

24 April 2018

The results of the research commissioned by the Council of Europe in 2017 proved the necessity to provide further support to national authorities and civil society to improve electoral practice in Ukraine, specifically, with due regard to the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections. 68%...

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Conference "2017 Municipal Elections: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead"

13 March 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe, under its Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are co-organising a conference "2017 Municipal Elections: Lessons Learned and...

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National Conference “Financing of Political Parties in Moldova: Lessons Learned in the Eastern Partnership”

14-15 December 2017 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

In recent years the Republic of Moldova has suffered from several scandals connecting the political sector to financial mishaps. The regulatory system regarding political party and campaign finance was changed in 2015, with further legal amendments being adopted in 2016 and early 2017. The new...

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Winter school: “How can New Voting Technologies increase trust in the electoral process”

4-8 December 2017 Tbilisi, Georgia

During a five-day winter school training, 28 participants from EMBs, Civil Society and academia from Eastern Partnership countries were introduced to operational and political pre-conditions for a successful implementation of NVT in the electoral process and discussed advantages and risks of the...

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Promoting Gender Equality in Ukrainian Politics

22-24 November 2017 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 22-23 November 2017 the first Ukrainian Women’s Congress brought together more than 300 Ukrainian officials from the executive and legislative branches, women entrepreneurs, gender equality advocates, as well as representatives of civil society organisations and academia, to discuss the...

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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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