Observation of the Early Parliamentary Elections of Ukraine 26 October 2014, Kyiv, Ukraine
On 26 October 2014, early parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine. Upon the invitation of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine several representatives of five Institutional Members of the Association attended the programs organized around E-day. The ACEEEO Secretariat was represented by Mr. István Kőszegi, Expert and Stepan Ahiy, Program Manager.
International conference Electoral Processes across the CIS 11-12 November 2014, Minsk, Belarus
The Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS Member Nations in co-organization with the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the CIS Execom held an international conference on Electoral Processes across the Commonwealth on 11-12 November 2014, in Minsk, Belarus. In the course of the 2 day-deliberations, high-level executives of IPA CIS Council, RRs of CECs of the CIS countries, OSCE/ODIHR, IPA CIS IIMDP covered the issues related to ’Election Laws and Law-Enforcement Practices in Europe and the CIS’ and ’Democratic Reforms in the Republic of Belarus: Improvement Plans and Results’.
The ACEEEO was represented by Mr. Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General and Stepan Ahiy, Project Manager. The Secretary General has delivered a speech on 'Regional cooperation of the ACEEEO and IPA CIS and the electoral monitoring'.
Observation of the Parliamentary Elections of the Republic of Moldova 28 November, 2014, Chisinau, Moldova
On 28 November, 2014 Parliamentary Election was held in Moldova, in one of our member‘s country. There were about 815 international observes. ACEEEO was represented by colleagues from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russian Federation.
‘The right to political participation of persons with disabilities’ The report of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) made a report ‘The right to political participation of persons with disabilities: human rights indicators’ that reveals how this right is being respected, promoted and fulfilled across the EU. ACEEEO Secretariat contributed to the drafting process by its experiences in this field.
From now, the report is available on their website in all of the EU languages. They published also 5 infographics which raise awareness of the voting rights of people with disabilities. These infographics target five main actors, among them the election authorities.
2. UPCOMING EVENTS
Celebrating Global Elections' Day 5 February 2015
In 2015 we are going to celebrate the Global Election Day for the 10th time. Ten years ago the GEO conference decision opened new perspectives in acknowledging the important work of election officials, commemorating the democratic achievement and bridging citizens with the work of election administrators.
In the last decade almost half of the ACEEEO member states have already joined us in celebrating the Global Election Day on the first Thursday of February each year. ACEEEO Secretariat encourages every ACEEEO member state to join the celebration that gives a great opportunity on a national level to bring together all stakeholders of the elections and to share experiences in the democratic process of their country.
If you already have a plan of the activities (eg. lectures, workshops or other events) please contact the Secretariat and share them with the whole Association.
Should you need any assistance or suggestion how to celebrate this event in your country, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24th Annual Conference and General Assembly Meeting of ACEEEO 23-25 September 2015, Chisinau, Moldova
According to the decision of ACEEEO’s General Assembly, the 24th Annual Conference of ACEEEO will be held in Chisinau, Moldova in September 2015.
The two main topics will be: ’Continuous training of electoral stakeholders’ and ‘Equality of voters, equality of votes’. Please save the date and attend our conference!
3. OTHER NEWS
Elections Calendar for ACEEEO Members
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December 28, 2014
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