12/11/2020 - 13/11/2020
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe held the 17th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) online, operating from the headquarters of the Council of Europe. This year the conference was devoted to the “Electoral law and electoral administration in Europe - Recurrent challenges and best practices”.
Representatives of electoral management bodies of Venice Commission member States, i.e. Europe and the Americas among other parts of the world, participated in the event. It was exceptionally open to public.
The following questions were addressed by the conference:
• preventing and responding to recurrent irregularities during campaigns and voting operations;
• preventing and responding to irregularities or malpractice regarding counting, tabulation and transmission of election results;
• holding elections during emergency situations – challenges met and solutions found during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference was a public online event and was organised within the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.