ECES at First Regional Electoral Conference in Jordan
In the framework of 'EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development, EU-JDID', ECES participated to the opening ceremony of the First Regional Electoral Conference held in Jordan and organized by the Independent Election Commission of Jordan. Covered themes to be include regional cooperation, voters’ accessibility, youth and women participation in decision making processes, media, fakenews and cybersecurity, among others. Fifteen Arab speaking countries gathered to exchange informations, solutions and best practices on electoral support.
Under the umbrella of EU-JDID there are four different but interconnected components. ECES leads the consortium that implements three components (Parliamentary Support, Electoral Assistance and Support to the Political Party System. The Consortium is composed of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and French Agency for Media Cooperation (CFI), while the fourth component (Support to the Civil Society Organisations) is implemented by the Spanish Cooperation Agency, AECID.
In Jordan, ECES supported the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) to obtain the ISO certification on Quality Management Systems for electoral organisations.
In the picture, our executive director Fabio Bargiacchi during the opening ceremony speech.