Countering Hate Speech in Electoral Processes

14-15 June 2021

At the online training, election officials from the Election Administration of Georgia, including members and the staff of the Central Election Commission exchanged views on international standards and good practices of the Council of Europe member states on issues related to hate speech and...

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Challenges on the way to strengthening electoral jurisprudence and possible ways of dealing with them were discussed at a high-level seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia

29 November 2019

On 29 November, Georgian policy and law makers, members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of political parties, judiciary, international community and civil society discussed practical steps necessary for full alignment of the Georgian legal framework and practices with...

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Measures for attaining equal participation of women and men in political life were discussed at a workshop in Tbilisi

5 December 2019

On 5 December 2019, Georgian political party representatives and members of the Central Election Commission discussed practical steps aimed at promoting women’s political empowerment. The workshop was opened by Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, and Tamar Zhvania,...

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A permanent training course for Georgian common court judges on Election Law and Election Dispute Resolution was introduced at the High School of Justice of Georgia

Council of Europe, in cooperation with ISFED (a domestic CSO) and the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSoJ), introduced a permanent training course for Georgian common court judges on Election Law and Election Dispute Resolution, which has become a part of the HSoJ curriculum. The training...

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Presenting a research on Election Dispute Resolution

4 October, 2019

On 4 October the Council of Europe Office in Georgia presented a research on Election Dispute Resolution in Georgia, prepared by Council of Europe consultants. Simplifying election dispute resolution procedures, eliminating restrictions on legal standing and shortcomings related to dismissal of...

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The Central Election Commission of Georgia launches Election Development Schools for a fifth year in a row

On 15 July the Central Election Commission of Georgia launched the project “Electoral Development Schools” that it implements with the support of the Council of Europe. The project objective is to stimulate increased civic engagement and better election turnout among Georgian youth. The training...

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Training on Monitoring of Political Activity in Social Media

10-11 July, 2019

On 10-11 July the Council of Europe supported the State Audit Office of Georgia to train its Political Finance Monitoring Department and Public Relations Division staff on monitoring political activity in social media. The Council of Europe national consultants developed training materials and...

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Getting familiar with the Norwegian electoral process

A study visit to Norway was organised for the Central Election Commission of Georgia on Information Technology and Elections Management on 2 - 5 July. The visit brought the opportunity to the participants to discuss Norwegian electoral process at different levels, with a focus on information...

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Workshop on Participatory Gender Audit for Election Administration of Georgia

On 20 June the Council of Europe organised a workshop on Gender Participatory Audit for the Election Administration of Georgia. The workshop was steered by International Labour Organisation accredited facilitators, who presented the main findings and recommendations of the Audit report for the...

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Call for Tender - Provision of consultancy services on social media marketing for the State Audit Office of Georgia

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Reform of the electoral practice in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for the provision of consultancy services on social media marketing for the State Audit Office of Georgia. Deadline for submission of applications: 18 June 2019. All the...

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Workshop on CEC Gender Participatory Audit (PGA)

On 9-10 May 2019 the Central Election Commission of Georgia organised a workshop on Gender Participatory Audit (PGA) with the support of the Council of Europe. The seminar was conducted by Council of Europe experts, ILO accredited facilitators, who are in the midst of implementing PGA of the...

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Presentation of the new electronic module for media

On 24 April 2019, the Central Election Commission of Georgia presented its new electronic module allowing media organisations to appoint and register their representatives electronically at all levels of election administration. This new module was developed and is being deployed with the Council...

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Call for Tender - Purchase of comprehensive upgrade of the existing software and websites of the Political Finance Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office of Georgia

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Reform of the electoral practice in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for the provision of a comprehensive upgrade of the existing software and websites of the Political Finance Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office. Deadline for...

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Conference: Hate Speech in Election Campaign

12 March 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

A conference on Hate Speech in Election Campaign was held on 12 March 2019 involving representatives of state institutions, civil society organisations, and the international community. The conference was opened by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Cristian Urse and the...

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

13 March 2018 Tbilisi

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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Study visit of the Central Election Commission of Georgia to France

The Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg hosted a delegation of the Central Electoral Commission of Georgia on April 22, 23 and 24 April in the first round of the presidential election in France. The purpose of the visit was to become familiar with the rules and procedures of voting in...

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Organisation and management of 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia discussed at a high-level conference in Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia – Around 80 policy-and law makers, members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of State Audit Office, political parties, international community, media and civil society discussed the 2016 parliamentary elections in Georgia at the conference organised by the...

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Conference "2016 Parliamentary Elections: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead"

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 "2016 Parliamentary Elections: Lessons Learned and...

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Presentation of the New Website of the State Audit Office of Georgia that Aims to Facilitate Transparency of Political Party Finances

On 5 December 2016 the Financial Monitoring Service of Political Parties of the State Audit Office of Georgia presented its new website (www.monitoring.sao.ge) that was developed with the financial by the support of the Council of Europe and aims to enhance transparency of political party...

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The Central Election Commission presents Election Development Schools

Council of Europe Supports Civic Engagement among Georgian Youth

On 22 July 2016 the Central Election Commission of Georgia (CEC) presented the project “Electoral Development Schools” that it will implement with the support of the Council of Europe (CoE). The CEC Chairperson Tamar Zhvania, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Cristian Urse, and the...

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