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The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) is a non-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 projects and large basket funds in favour of electoral processes. ECES works with all electoral stakeholders, including electoral management bodies, civil society organizations involved in civic & voter education and election observation, political parties and parliaments dealing with electoral reforms, media, security forces and legal institutions confronted with electoral dispute 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 13 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 and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices in democratic transformations around the world. In this context, ECES and EPD have jointly crafted a strategy called "A European Response to Electoral Support - EURECS".

A specific paper related to EURECS was officially presented during the International Day of Democracy celebrated at the European Parliament on the 28th of September 2016. This event was organised by the Parliament in cooperation with the European External Action Service and in partnership with International IDEA, the European Network of Political Foundations, the European Endowment for Democracy and EPD. On this occasion, ECES President, Monica Frassoni, introduced by the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mrs. Ulrike Lunacek, delivered a presentation of EURECS, its main features and added value.

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