The Division of Electoral Assistance, Directorate General of Democracy (DGII) of the Council of Europe provides expert advice and technical assistance to the member States on various aspects of elections.

In particular, the Division of Electoral Assistance implements electoral assistance programmes aimed at:

  • building capacities for election management bodies, centres for continuous training of election commissioners, domestic observers, judges, the media, etc.;
  • awareness raising among election stakeholders, in particular women, youth and first-time voters, minorities and non-governmental organisations.

Programme in Albania

Activities to support the conduct of elections

Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pre-electoral assistance to support the 2016 local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Programme in Georgia

Support Georgia in view of the 2016 (parliamentary), 2017 (local) and 2018 (Presidential) elections

Programme in Republic of Moldova

Strengthening the capacities of the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training (CCET)

Programme in Ukraine

Reform of the electoral practice