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11th European Conference of the Electoral Management Bodies

 

26-27 June 2014, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

Mark your calendar and join us at the annual electoral event co-organised by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Justice, the Parliament and the National Audit Office of Finland.

 

The 11th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies is addressing the following topic:

 

COMBATING THE MISUSE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCES DURING ELECTORAL PROCESSES

 

I. First plenary session: Administrative resources in context: Legal environment or self-regulation?

 

II. Second plenary session: Practice – Recurring cases of misuses of administrative resources during electoral processes – Assessing the damages

 

III. Third plenary session: Preventing and combating the misuse of administrative resources, a key issue to reinforce confidence in democratic electoral processes

 

Closing plenary session: Towards guidelines – Good practice, sanctions and looking for operational solutions aimed at improving law, self-regulation and practice

 

 

PROGRAMME, LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND SYNOPSIS / CONCLUSIONS

 

Draft programme

 

List of Participants

 

Synopsis / Conclusions

 

Reports of the Conference

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

► Date of the conference: 26/27 June 2014

 

Conference registration process: upon request (see contact persons below)

 

► Conference venue: Pikkuparlamentti, Arkadiankatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Entrance of the Conference is through the "Visitor's centre".

 

 

► Working languages: English – French – Russian – Finnish

 

► Accomodation, suggested hotels:

Sokos hotels

Scandic Simonkenttä

 

► Airport-city center transportation:

 

Useful information about Bus & taxi services at Helsinki Airport

 

Public transport journey planner website

 

The central railway station is within walking distance to the hotels in the city centre.

 

For participants travelling from Sweden, Russia or Estonia using ferryboats, all the harbours have good public transportation connections to the centre of the city (bus, tram, taxicab).

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

Report on the misuse of administrative resources during electoral processes (English, French, Russian)

 

Venice Commission

 

Ministry of Justice of Finland

 

Elections website of the Ministry of Justice of Finland

 

National Audit Office of Finland

 

Facebook page of the event

 

Facebook page of the Electoral Management Bodies

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS

 

► Mr Jussi AALTONEN, Ministry of Justice of Finland, jussi.aaltonen/at/om.fi

 

► Mr Gaël MARTIN-MICALLEF, Venice Commission, gael.martin-micallef/at/coe.int

 

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