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ECES is a not for profit private foundation headquartered in Brussels with a global remit. ECES promotes sustainable democratic development through the provision of advisory services, operational support and management of large projects in the electoral and democracy assistance field. ECES works with all electoral stakeholders, including electoral management bodies, civil society organizations involved in voter education and election observation, political parties, parliaments, media, security forces, religious groups and legal institutions confronted with electoral disputes resolution.  
ECES holds the Vice Presidency of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), the most important network of European civil and political society organisations working on democracy assistance. It is composed by 14 members from 11 EU Member States. EPD is the first Community of Practice on democracy assistance operating at the EU level advocating for a stronger presence of democracy support on the EU agenda. In this context, ECES and EPD have jointly crafted a strategy called "A European Response to Electoral Cycle Support - EURECS" officially presented by ECES President, Monica Frassoni, during the International Day of Democracy celebrated at the European Parliament on the 28th of September 2016. 

EURECS is an innovative delivery mechanism to implement electoral and democracy assistance activities that are consistent with European values and EU policies. EURECS adopts an inclusive approach towards a wide range of electoral stakeholders in order to ensure comprehensive and sustainable actions it is built to help prevent, mitigate and manage electoral related conflicts.

ECES collaborates with the International Electoral Accreditation Body (IEAB) and Organisation of American States to support electoral management bodies worldwide to promote transparency and quality of their management systems via the electoral standards set in the context of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

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