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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 34401)  

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Title “ Voters lists and electoral disputes”  
Description - 1st seminar of the CECs of the 6 beneficiary countries of the electoral component of the Joint EU - CoE European Partnership Facility programme “capacity building of electoral commissions”;
- 2nd coordination EPFP meeting /electoral component. 
Status Completed 
Date 21/09/2011 - 22/09/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Armenia / Azerbaijan / Georgia / Republic of Moldova / Ukraine
Others: Belarus
  Joint Programme Activity - CoE EaP Facility
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP CoE EaP Facility - Council of Europe Eastern Partnership Facility    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 5 - 2011/CDL/JP/2652   CoE Facility - capacity building of electoral administrations
Expected Result 5.1 - Electoral administrations are better prepared to fulfil their tasks (training on specific issues provided)

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) Venice Commission (The European Commission for Democracy through Law)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners CoE info office in Chisinau - CoE Information Office
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 34401) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) 1. seminar - to exchange views on the two topics, identify problems and define possible solutions.
2. 2nd EPFP meeting - follow-up to the 1st meeting in Vienna; organisation of the 2nd seminar in Tbilisi
Output/Results 1. the seminar on “Voters lists and electoral disputes”:
a. the two rapporteurs of the CDL delivered very good reports, especially the comparative report by expert S. Kalchenko was found useful and will be used by the participants in the future.
b. problems and solutions related to the two topics of the seminar were identified and discussed; the CDL standards in the field of elections and political parties were used and a demand for a publication comprising them was expressed.
c. The publication “ Electoral law” (2008) was found very useful by the participants and a large demand for copies in EN and RUS was expressed by the participants (for example for MDA – 200 copies in Russian were requested)
2. The 2nd EPFP meeting:

a. The 2nd seminar will be on “Transparency as key element of building trust in the electoral commissions” (further: ECs) in Georgia in February 2011 – the dates will be decided in November 2011;
b. this seminar will be for both CEC members and staff;
c. BRIDGE training methodology should be used within the EPFP; two certified trainers (MDA and GEO) were present and should submit their proposals to the secretariat by November;
d. a website would be useful as all the links to the CDL electoral standards texts could be placed there;
e. a publication containing the European standards in the electoral field is highly desirable and the CECs would need it rather urgently.
Conclusions/Follow Up 1. get the remaining stock of the “Electoral law” publication to the CECs;
2. look into the possibilities of running a website for the electoral component of the EPFP;
3. organise the Tbilisi seminar
Participants - Chairmen and other representatives of the Central Election Commission’s (further: CECs) of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova;
- International organisations: OSCE/ODIHR, IDEA, UNDP
- Local participants: staff of the CEC of Moldova, representatives of political parties, NGOs.
Consultants/Experts A.Cimdars, President of Latvian CEC and S. Kalchenko, lawyer, Ukraine; 
CoE Secretariat T. Mychelova 
Total No. Participants 40 
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