The workshop was held during 10-12 October, 2017 at SESRIC headquarters, in Ankara, Turkey.
on 'The Financing and Budgeting of Elections'
on Political Finance in September 2017
28 June, 2017
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 23-25, 2017
January 25-27, 2017
Election disputes are inherent to elections....
UNDP Moldova with cooperation of Central Election Commission (CEC) of Moldova and financial support of Sweden government
IFES Ukraine with cooperation of Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine and financial support of Canadian government, held BRIDGE Political Financing workshop for the representatives of CEC and CSOs
From 10 to 13 August 2015, twelve representatives of the Central Electoral Commission
In total, 23 participants attended the workshop
Conducted between 15 and 24 May 2015
We love BRIDGE for the magic environment it can create during those special courses where everyone leaves feeling like family
UNDP Romania office hosted a very special gathering in Bucharest last week
UNDP/Georgia, with the financial assistance of EU and in partnership with Central Election Commission of Georgia and the Centre of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings, conducted 7-day BRIDGE workshop on Elections and Training.
UNDP Moldova Democracy Programme/Elections, in partnership with the Central Elections Commission of Moldova
The modernization of the Moldovan electoral process and the institutional consolidation of the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova (CEC) have been supported by the UNDP Moldova Democracy Programme.
The Strategic Planning Process (2014 – 2016) of the State Election Commission (SEC) of the Republic of Macedonia (SEC) was facilitated by two BRIDGE facilitators, Zage Filipovski and Ljupka Guguchevska. Both BRIDGE facilitators were coaching SEC staff (Chiefs of Sectors, Secretary General and State Advisers) through the planning process.
IFES Georgia is implementing the Increased Trust in the Electoral Process (ITEP) program, a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
UNDP Georgia, within the project “Promoting Credible and Sustainable Electoral Institutions and Processes” with the financial support of EU and in coordination with the Parliament of Georgia, organized the workshop on the Electoral Systems
The importance of the Train the Facilitator workshop in Georgia has grown since BRIDGE in Georgia has welcomed new family members from the Political Parties and Observer Organizations.
Albanians will go to the polls on 23 June to elect their 2013-2017 legislature. These elections, and the electoral reforms that preceded them, are of significant importance for the country’s democratization and EU integration prospects.
Subsequent to the success of the first BRIDGE Train the Facilitator - TtF Course, a joint collaboration between The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy – NIMD and International IDEA, which was held in Pretoria, South Africa on 6-17 February 2012, NIMD organised another TtF in The Hague, Netherlands on 14- 24 May 2013
From 10 to 12 of April 2013, representatives of the Parliament of Republic of Moldova and Central Electoral Commission (CEC) have participated in a joint workshop to explore the topic of Gender and Elections.
Highly enthusiastic with the previous experiences and the outcomes of BRIDGE workshops in Macedonia, the State Election Commission (SEC) gladly decided to use BRIDGE methodology in the mandatory training SEC is organizing and conducting for the members of the lower electoral management bodies.
UNDP Georgia, within the project “Promoting Credible and Sustainable Electoral Institutions and Processes” with the financial support of EU and in coordination with the Parliament of Georgia, organized the workshop on the Electoral Systems for the members of the parliament and leaders of the NGOs who are considered to work on the future electoral reform.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) within the framework of “Strengthening Election Administration in Kosovo” project, with the financial support of USAID and in partnership with the Central Election Commission of Kosovo organized two BRIDGE trainings for 36 representatives of Municipal Electoral Offices and staff of Central Election Commission of Kosovo.
On 24-25 January 2013 the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova (CEC) with the support of UNDP Democracy Programme/Elections organized a BRIDGE workshop on Introduction to Electoral Administration for the CEC new staff.
From 15 to 19 October 2012, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova and the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania participated in a joint workshop to explore the topic of gender and elections using the GPECS customised BRIDGE module.
IFES Kosovo, within the framework of “Strengthening Election Administration in Kosovo” project, with the financial support of USAID and in partnership with the Central Election Commission of Kosovo, has organized a TtF workshop for CEC staff and representatives of the CSOs.
A special event showcasing the "Access to Electoral Processes" E BRIDGE module was held on 13th September at the 21st ACEEEO Annual Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
UNDP Georgia in cooperation with the Central Election Commission of Georgia and the Center for Training and Electoral Reforms, with the financial support of the EU, held five customized BRIDGE workshops for the Electoral Stakeholders of Georgia for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Georgia, set for October 1, 2012.
Between the 11 and the 18 of July 2012 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, a two days curriculum development and a three day workshop on “Strategic & Operational
Planning” were carried out.
From 26-30 March 2012, BRIDGE made its first appearance in Bucharest, Romania to a group of 26 expectant and curious election stakeholders from the region [including: Albania; Armenia; Georgia; Kyrgyzstan; Moldova; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Ukraine].
IFES Georgia, implementing USAID-funded program Increased Trust in the Electoral Process (ITEP), in collaboration with the Central Election Commission of Georgia, conducted 15 four-day customized BRIDGE workshops for District Election Commission (DEC) members for the capacity enhancement of the mid-level election administration in Georgia in the period of Jan 22-Feb 25, 2012.
On 13 - 17 February 2012, UNDP's Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS) organized 2 BRIDGE workshops on Gender and Elections that aimed to build knowledge and introduce practical tools to mainstream gender into electoral administration and programming for EMB and UNDP representatives from Europe and CIS region.
The regional Train the Facilitator workshop in Budapest, Hungary was the first training of BRIDGE facilitators in Central and Eastern Europe and therefore, it is of utmost importance in terms of introducing BRIDGE as a capacity building tool in the region.
The voter registration process in Moldova is complex, and no institution - not even the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) - has full and complete responsibility or control over the process.
From September 26 to 30, a group of 20 francophone election experts were part of a capacity building training around the themes of electoral administration & observation in Paris, France.
Central Electoral Commiss
Within the GPECS Europe and CIS component, the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group of the Bureau for Development Policy (DGG/BDP) and UNDP Bratislava Regional Center (UNDP BRC) in cooperation with UNDP/Turkmenistan has organized a five-day Europe and CIS Regional BRIDGE Workshop
On 28 and 29 July 2011, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova restarted a key internal development programme for its members and staff through the presentation of a BRIDGE ‘Introduction to Electoral Administration’ workshop in Chisinau.
UNDP/Georgia project Promoting Dialogue and Capacity for Effective National Electoral Processes, with the financial support of European Union, aims at building the capacity of the Election Administration of Georgia.
In the framework of Enhancing Electoral system and processes in Turkmenistan project, UNDP Turkmenistan in partnership with CEC organized a whole range of capacity building activities
In its 10th year, it is wonderful that BRIDGE has now been introduced to the Balkans. As part of its technical assistance strategy partnership with the Kosovo Central Election Commission (CEC) and its Secretariat (CECS), IFES undertook to facilitate two, one-week workshops - one for Commissioners and one for the staff of the Secretariat.