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12th European Conference of the Electoral Management Bodies

 

30-31 March 2015,  Brussels,  Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 12th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies was the annual electoral event co-organised by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Interior of Belgium, Elections Unit.

 

The Conference addressed the following topic:

 

ENSURING NEUTRALITY, IMPARTIALITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN ELECTIONS:
THE ROLE OF ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT BODIES

 

I. First plenary session: The essential elements for neutral, impartial and transparent elections

 

II. Second plenary session: Composition and functioning of electoral management bodies: good practice

 

III. Third plenary session: The complementary tools to the work of electoral management bodies: electoral disputes, election observation and media coverage

 

Closing plenary session: Discussion on and adoption of the final Declaration of the Conference

 

 

CONCLUSIONS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN

 

 

  PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN

 

 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Compiled Reports of the 12th EMB Conference

 

 

Reports by session:

 

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 09:30-10:00 - Opening session

 

Minister Jan Jambon

 

Ambassador Astrid Helle

 

Gianni Buquicchio

 

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 10:00-11:00 - First plenary session: The essential elements for neutral, impartial and transparent elections

 

Andreas Gross (PowerPoint presentation)

 

Dmytro Tretyakov

 

Régis Trannoy (in French)  (PowerPoint presentation in English)

 

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 14:00-15:30 - Second plenary session: Functioning of electoral management bodies: good practice

 

Catherine Lagacé (only in French; PowerPoint presentation in English, French)

 

Gregor Wenda

 

Tamar Zhvania (PowerPoint presentation)

 

Kristina Lemon (PowerPoint presentation)

 

David Van Kerckhoven

 

Vladimir Churov (PowerPoint presentation)

 

Ana Cristina Lopez Lopez

 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 09:00-10:30 - Third plenary session: The complementary tools to the work of electoral management bodies: electoral disputes, election observation and media coverage

 

Manuel Gonzalez Oropeza

 

Aburashid Solijonov (PowerPoint presentation)

 

Tatyana Bogussevich

 

Rastilav Kuzel (PowerPoint presentation)

 

Henk Kummeling

 

Cristobal Dupouy

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

► Date of the conference: 30/31 March 2015

 

► Conference venue: Conference Centre "Egmont"  -  Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis  -  B-1000 BRUSSELS

 

► Working languages: English – French – Russian – Dutch

 

► Accomodation, suggested hotels:

- The Hotel

- Sofitel Toison d’Or

- NH Grand Sablon

- Hôtel Chambord

More details on the hotels

 

Practical information (airport-city center transportation, etc.) - Free WIFI in the meeting rooms

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

Venice Commission

 

► Elections Directorate (only in French, Dutch and German) / Ministry of Interior of Belgium (only in French, Dutch and German)

 

► Elections Directorate website of the Ministry of Interior of Belgium (only in French, Dutch and German)

 

Facebook page of the event

 

Facebook page of the Electoral Management Bodies

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS

 

► Mr Régis TRANNOY, Ministry of Interior of Belgium, regis.trannoy /at/ rrn.fgov.be  (Languages: French, English, Dutch)

 

► Mr Gaël MARTIN-MICALLEF, Venice Commission, gael.martin-micallef /at/ coe.int  (Languages: English, French)

 

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