Since the beginning of its activities, ECES has benefited from the financial contributions of over 20 donors. The European Union, Germany and other EU Member States are the largest donors of ECES. ECES has also signed contracts and partnered with a number of international and regional organisations, Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs), among other donors.
EU External Action
Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of Austria
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Kingdom of Denmark
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
International Organisation of La Francophonie - OIF
The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values promoted by the French language. The French language and its humanist values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based. The International Organisation of La Francophonie was created in 1970. Its mission is to embody the active solidarity between its 77 member states and governments (57 members and 20 observers), which together represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 890 million people, including 220 million French speakers. IOF organises political activities and actions of multilateral cooperation that benefit French-speaking populations. Its actions respect cultural and linguistic diversity and serve to promote the French language, peace and sustainable development.
ECES and the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) have entered into a partnership in order to collaborate in the area of electoral support in francophone countries. In the framework of this partnership, the two organisations worked together on several conferences, training and needs identifications missions in Madagascar, Gabon, Guinea Bissau and Republic of Congo.
Barcelona International Peace Resource Centre
The Réseau des compétences électorales francophones is an international group of election administrators in the Francophone region that promotes the regular holding of free, fair and transparent elections. To achieve this goal, RECEF works to: support its members, contribute to their professional development, support them with the implementation of electoral stable neutral, autonomous and independent institutions; promoting of professionalism through the exchange of experiences and good practices; promoting the full participation of the citizens to the polls; the developing of research on elections; the establishment and strengthening of partnerships with any institution with purposes consistent with those of RECEF.
Réseau des Compétences Electorales Francophones (Network for francophone electoral competencies- RECEF) is a French-speaking organisation consisting of Electoral Commissions from 18 francophone countries with which ECES organised a training in Burundi in the context of the PAPSII programme, and provided its expertise in their annual conferences in Gabon and Mali.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The International Organization for Migration is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. With 151 member states, and 12 additional states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM works in the four broad fields of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Crosscutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration. IOM Headquarters in Geneva.
ECES and IOM have worked in partnership in the delivering of the “Support to the Democratisation Process in Sudan” (SDP-SUDAN). The project was developed throughout 2013 to the benefit of the Sudanese National Electoral Commission (NEC).
Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia - DIPLOCAT
The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) is a public-private partnership designed to foster dialogue and build relationships between the citizens of Catalonia and the rest of the world. DIPLOCAT seeks to contribute to discussions pertaining to the main global challenges by promoting the active involvement of Catalan society in the mutual exchange of ideas and best practices in key sectors like government, business, culture, and education, in order to promote a fairer, more peaceful, democratic and sustainable world.
The Council engages in public diplomacy with national and international audiences online and in person, leading to exchanges about Catalan issues as well as world affairs, organizing working visits, academic events, facilitating business networking, and by building capacity in international relations.
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - ISPI
Founded in 1934, ISPI is one of the oldest and most prestigious international relations institutes in Italy, with its headquarters in Palazzo Clerici, Milan. It is a private law association, and was granted the status of a non-profit-making body in 1972. ?ISPI’s scientific output has always been distinguished by a sound pragmatic approach, based on monitoring the various geo-political areas and interpreting the major trends in progress on the global scene, to provide political and economic operators with reliable information and guidance. Its interdisciplinary nature is maintained by the close collaboration of specialists in economics, politics, law, history and strategic studies (from both academic and non-academic circles) and by partnerships with prestigious institutions and research centres all over the world.
ECES and ISPI hold a long-lasting partnership that translates in the organisation of the Effective Electoral Assistance course. This is an annual training that ECES and ISPI deliver in partnership and that focuses on the principles and latest developments in the field of electoral assistance.