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March 21, 2012

BRIDGE Facilitator Forum is now live!

Recently the BRIDGE Office posed the question of whether an online forum for BRIDGE facilitators to network and chat would be welcomed. We got such a positive response that we're happy to be able to announce the new Facilitators' Forum is now live!

March 15, 2012

Forum Help

Just a little help to start us off – we’ll develop this as we go! How do I send a private message to another BRIDGE facilitator […]
March 15, 2012

Forum rules

Until we have time to run a ‘Code of Conduct’ activity to draft these on behalf of the BRIDGE community, please remember to: – be kind […]
February 15, 2012

An UNDEF update on DG BRIDGE

The new UNDEF newsletter is now out and includes a great article about the Democracy and Governance (DG) BRIDGE work that has been done in the Asia Pacific region.

February 3, 2012
Workshops per_year

Updated BRIDGE statistics for January 2012

The BRIDGE statistics have been updated for January 2012 and cover all workshops and accreditations to the end of 2011. 

January 25, 2012
bridge evaluation form

Calling all BRIDGE facilitators! Help with evaluation

The BRIDGE Office is trialling a new facilitator evaluation form over the next few months, and we need your help!

October 18, 2011

Voter Registration synopsis

Central to almost all electoral systems and their attendant processes is Voter Registration. Broadly speaking, Voter Registration is the process of verifying eligible and/or potential voters, […]
October 18, 2011

Voter Information synopsis

Voter Information programs typically occur immediately before an election, usually as a one-off event. These programs provide basic information enabling qualified citizens to vote, including: date, […]
October 18, 2011

Strategic & Financial Planning synopsis

This is the second of the Foundation Modules of BRIDGE, because like sound electoral principles (as explored in the Introduction to Election Administration – the first […]
October 18, 2011

Pre-election Activities synopsis

An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime.  This is often not well understood, and indeed, the […]
October 18, 2011

Post-election Activities synopsis

Elections management is frequently a form of crisis management. It’s thus hardly surprising an EMB’s first priorities during an electoral process are often the most short-term […]
October 18, 2011

Polling Counting & Results synopsis

The success of any electoral event relies on the efficient organization and conduct of the core activities of polling, counting and results tabulation. Each of these […]
October 18, 2011

Political Financing synopsis

Money is an unavoidable part of politics and elections. It is the means through which candidates and political parties can reach the electorate with their message. […]
October 18, 2011

Media & Elections synopsis

Elections and media are both expressions of fundamental human rights: the right to freedom of expression, and the right to political participation. A successful EMB relies […]
October 18, 2011

Legal Framework synopsis

This module is based around the following organising questions: Which are the components that have to be taken into account to either define or reform the […]
October 18, 2011

Introduction to Electoral Administration synopsis

Standards and Principles of Electoral Administration An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime.  This is often […]
October 18, 2011

Gender & Elections synopsis

In many places in the world, women struggle to be heard and, when it comes to having a voice in the highest authority in the land, […]
October 18, 2011

External Voting synopsis

With the spread of democracy throughout the world and the steady stream of economic migrants and refugees escaping regional or national conflicts, there has been a […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Training synopsis

This module is designed to be customised by facilitators to meet the needs and experiences of participants. It can be delivered in two parts with the […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Technology synopsis

How to approach the changes? The development of this new BRIDGE module responds to the new reality that election administrations are facing worldwide at the beginning […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Security synopsis

Security has until recently been largely overlooked within many activities in the private and public sectors. Today it is seen as critical and an integral element […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Observation synopsis

“Election observation and monitoring missions can play key roles in diminishing conflicts before, during and after elections” (African Union, Guidelines for African Union Electoral Observation and […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Management Design synopsis

An election or direct democracy poll—such as a referendum—is often one of the largest single activities that are ever organized in a country. It is a […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Dispute Resolution synopsis

It is important that election conflicts be handled promptly and properly to minimise their impact on elections and potential damage to EMBs, the Courts and the […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Contestants synopsis

 “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or […]
October 18, 2011

Electoral Assistance synopsis

Analysis of two decades (and millions of dollars) of electoral assistance have led to a body of lessons learned and new approaches to support. Viewing electoral […]
October 18, 2011

Civic Education synopsis

Civic Education addresses civil society’s participation in democratic and development processes at both local and national levels. It is an important means for capacity development on […]
October 18, 2011
TechnologyHQ

Electoral Technology

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Technology module. The objectives of the Electoral Technology module are: To set a framework […]
October 18, 2011
ManagementHQ

Electoral Management Design

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Management Design module. The objectives of the Electoral Management Design module are: To explore the […]
October 18, 2011
PlanningHQ

Strategic & Financial Planning

This is a central point for all information relating to the Strategic & Financial Planning module. The objectives of the Strategic & Financial Planning module are: […]
October 18, 2011
LegalHQ

Legal Framework

This is a central point for all information relating to the Legal Framework module. The objectives of the Legal Framework module are: To explore the universally […]
October 18, 2011
DelimitationHQ

Boundary Delimitation

This is a central point for all information relating to the Boundary Delimitation module. The objectives of the Boundary Delimitation module are: To explore alternative approaches […]
October 18, 2011

Boundary Delimitation synopsis

Delimiting electoral district boundaries can have major consequences for the voters, political groups and communities of interest residing within these constituencies as well as for the […]
October 18, 2011

Access to the Electoral Process synopsis

In many places in the world there are people who struggle to be heard. When it comes to having a voice in the highest authority in […]
October 18, 2011
IntroductionHQ

Introduction to Electoral Administration

This is a central point for all information relating to the Introduction to Electoral Administration module. The objectives of the Introduction to Electoral Administration module are: To introduce […]
October 11, 2011

Electoral Systems synopsis

Choosing an electoral system is increasingly being recognized as one of the key institutional decisions for a democracy. Electoral system reviews and discussions are being held […]
October 11, 2011

Translations

Welcome to the BRIDGE Translations Page.  This is a central point for all translated versions of BRIDGE documents. Translations may be for specific modules, for an […]
October 6, 2011
SystemsHQ

Electoral Systems

This is a central point for all information relating to the Electoral Systems module. The objectives of the Electoral Systems module are: To introduce alternative approaches […]
August 18, 2011

Who is BRIDGE for?

BRIDGE is designed as professional development for people working in elections.  This may be electoral administrators working for an electoral management body, but also encompasses groups […]
August 18, 2011

What happens at a BRIDGE workshop?

A BRIDGE workshop is interactive and dynamic.  The BRIDGE methodology encourages participation and recognises that participants have valuable knowledge and experience to share.  The role of […]
August 18, 2011

Is BRIDGE a formal qualification?

If you attend a BRIDGE module workshop you will receive a certificate of participation,  but BRIDGE is not a formal qualification.  However, it is meant as […]
August 18, 2011

What is BRIDGE?

BRIDGE is a modular professional development program with a particular focus on elections. It is the most comprehensive curriculum and workshop package for elections in the […]
August 11, 2011
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BRIDGE Around the World

It is more than 10 years ago now that BRIDGE began as the mere spark of an idea amongst a group of electoral experts.

August 11, 2011

BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting

The 9th BRIDGE Partner Committee Meeting (PCM) was held in Budapest, Hungary in June this year, alongside the ACEEEO 20th jubilee conference.

October 1, 2009

Other questions?

Other questions?

October 1, 2009

How often is the curriculum updated?

How often is the curriculum updated?

October 1, 2009

Are there translations of BRIDGE available?

Are there translations of BRIDGE available?

 

October 1, 2009

Can BRIDGE be used as operational training?

Can BRIDGE be used as operational training?

October 1, 2009

Can I see the BRIDGE curriculum and have access to the workshop materials?

Can I see the BRIDGE curriculum and have access to the workshop materials?

October 1, 2009

What is the difference between a BRIDGE module workshop and a (TtF) Train the Facilitator workshop?

What is the difference between a BRIDGE module workshop and a Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop?

October 1, 2009

What are the rules of BRIDGE?

What are the rules of BRIDGE?

October 1, 2009

How do I arrange for BRIDGE to be run in my country or organisation?

How do I arrange for BRIDGE to be run in my country or organisation?

September 14, 2009

CEDP on top of the world

The pilot module of the BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) travelled to a very different part of the world after the first-ever trial in Vanuatu in May 2009. The cool mountain air of landlocked Bhutan proved a contrast to the tropical heat of the islands of Vanuatu, however the enthusiasm and commitment of participants and facilitators remained as strong as ever.

September 3, 2009

Does the BRIDGE Office keep a register of people interested in becoming a facilitator? Can I send my CV in to be kept on record?

Does the BRIDGE Office keep a register of people interested in becoming a facilitator? Can I send my CV in to be kept on record?

April 22, 2009

About DG BRIDGE

The BRIDGE partners have decided that DG BRIDGE will no longer be formally part of the BRIDGE program. DG BRIDGE will be rebranded in due course […]
April 21, 2009

CEDP

Civic Education Development Project The BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) is a professional development project to build capacity in people working in areas of democracy and governance.  This […]
October 9, 2007
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BRIDGE in the Cook Islands

BRIDGE came to Polynesia in September, following successful courses in Micronesia and Melanesia, when the Cook Islands hosted the Voter Information module. Participants from Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and Niue joined their Cook Islands hosts at the Edgewater Resort for the four-day course.

August 14, 2006
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BRIDGE TtF in Suva

The fifteenth BRIDGE Train the Facilitator course was held in Suva, Fiji from 17-28 July 2006, organised by the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The course was run under the auspices of PIANZEA, and funded by AusAID's Pacific Governance Support Program, with the aim of training a solid group of regional BRIDGE facilitators to support the growth of BRIDGE in the Pacific in the next five years.

May 10, 2006
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BRIDGE in 2006……so far

The first half of 2006 has been busy for the BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) Project, not only overseas, but also in Australia, with courses being run for AEC staff all over the country. BRIDGE first headed up to Darwin in February where Yvonne Goudie and Bianca McCulloch facilitated Module 3: Public Outreach, the first time that this module has been run.  Chosen for its relevance to operational activities, and the general appeal of the module itself, it was a great success combining brainstorming, domestic and international case studies, and as always in BRIDGE, the varied experiences and contributions of the participants.  Bianca completed her accreditation as a BRIDGE facilitator at this module, and is already a great asset to the BRIDGE Project.

 

May 4, 2006

BRIDGE Scoping in South Asia

AUSAID have provided funding for BRIDGE scoping missions in South Asia.Between May 9 to 19 Ross Attrill will travel to Bangladesh and Bhutan, with the aim of designing an appropriate capacity building program for electoral administration in each country based on the BRIDGE Project.

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