What are the European Conferences of Electoral Management Bodies?
The European Conferences of Electoral Management Bodies are a series of annual conferences which began in 2002. The Venice Commission co-organised and took part in the second conference, held in Strasbourg in 2005. Since then, European Conferences of Electoral Management Bodies (EMB Conference) have been co-organised annually by the Venice Commission and local EMBs in different European countries. The last EMB Conference was held in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Federation in 2017 and was jointly organised by the Venice Commission and the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and the Interparliamentary Assembly. Each Conference gathers together electoral administrators and experts from the Venice Commission’s 61 member States and beyond. The EMB Conferences' primary aim is to pool and share knowledge and expertise on international standards, domestic legislation and good practice in the electoral field in general.