The European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), in cooperation with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), European Endowment for Democracy (EED) and Supporting Democracy Project, cordially invites you to join us for the Forum on Domestic Election Observation in Transition Countries of Europe and Central Asia on 21 March 2018.
Session I: Importance of Domestic Election Observation and Challenges of Funding
Session II: Facing the Shrinking Space: Challenges for Election Observers
Session III: Advocating for electoral reform:The role of Citizens Observers
Session IV: Wrap up: Recommendations to the European Union
While a number of transition countries of Europe and Central Asia have witnessed significant progress in terms of democratic development, deficiencies in the electoral environment still persist. In a landscape characterised by a lack of genuine democratic elections and rooted in political crises, civil society organisations engaged in domestic observation play a crucial role in ensuring transparency of electoral processes, preventing and detecting election fraud, raising awareness of violations and promoting adherence to internationally recognised standards.
The Forum will tackle challenges facing domestic election observers, analyse the opportunities for election monitoring organisations and the role of international community in ensuring transparent electoral processes in the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia.Event Report