Election campaigns are the culmination of the contest between candidates and parties. Fair access to media and social networks and fair funding are essential preconditions for a fair election and for voters to form their opinions freely.

Information Society Department:


Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO):

  • Monitoring compliance by GRECO member States with the CoE’s standards on transparency of election and party financing (GRECO 3rd Evaluation Round)

Congress, Observation of Local and Regional Elections:

  • Election observation reports including recommendations approved by the Monitoring Committee and adopted at Congress Plenary Sessions
  • Followup on recommendations: reports on recurring and transversal thematic issues and post-electoral dialogue

PACE, Election Observation and Interparliamentary Cooperation Division:

  • Observation of parliamentary and presidential elections as well as of referenda

European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission):