ECES announces the launch of its latest publication. “Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of e-voting in Nigeria: lessons from i...
ECES is proud to announce the launch of a new project in Mali funded by the European Union: ‘Projet d’Appui à l’Observation...
  ECES is proud to announce that, thanks to the contribution of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our new funding partner the Ministr...
On 29 May 2021, ECES Founder and Executive Director, Fabio Bargiacchi presented ECES’ copyrighted strategy “A European Response to ...

ECES is an independent, non partisan and not for profit Foundation headquartered in Brussels with a global remit. ECES was established at the end of 2010 and has implemented activities already in more than 50 countries, mainly, but not only, in Africa and the Middle East, primarily with funding from the EU and EU Member states.

ECES promotes electoral and democratic strenghtening through the provision of advisory services, operational support and management of large projects mainstreaming capacity and leadership development via peer exchanges and comparative experiences, dialogue and the prevention and mitigation of electoral conflicts.

ECES has obtained the TRACE certification for its financial management transparency and the ISO 9001 certification for its Quality Management System. ECES has crafted and copyrighted its strategy called "A European Response to Electoral Cycle Support - EURECS", which is implemented via specific methodologies and tools also copyrighted by ECES. EURECS is an innovative delivery mechanism to implement electoral and democracy assistance activities that are consistent primarily with European values and EU policies targeting the facilitation of the cooperation on electoral matters between the EU, the EU member states and their partner countries.

ECES together with the College of Europe, Interpeace, Mediateur, Foundation Hirondelle and the Institute of Research and Education on Negotiation (ESSEC) is implementing on behalf of the EU  the ERMES project, the European Resource for Mediation Support. ECES is providing the key expertise and the office for the project that is a strategic tool for the EU role in mediation and dialogue.

In this context ECES is also a member of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office network,  the biggest and leading civil society European platform of 40 independent organisations and think tanks from 16 European countries committed to peacebuilding and the prevention of conflict. 

Our Main Projects

Documents & Publications

Funding & Implementing Partners

Agency for Peace Building
Berghof Foundation
Budapest Centre
Cordaid
Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Christian Aid Ireland
Community of Sant’Egidio
Conciliation Resources
Concordis
Conducive Space for Peace
Crisis Management Initiative
Democratic Progress Institute
European Institute of Peace
Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation
German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
Independent Diplomat
Institute for Integrated Transition
International Alert
International Catalan Institute for Peace
International Center for Transitional Justice
International Crisis Group
Kosovar Centre for Security Studies
Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
Life & Peace Institute
Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue
Nonviolent Peaceforce
Oxfam
Partners Bulgaria Foundation
Pax Christi International
PATRIR
Quaker Council for European Affairs
SaferGlobe
Saferworld
Search for Common Ground
Swisspeace
Un Ponte Per
Wider Security Network
World Vision
The African Union
Angola
Cote d'Ivoire Independent Electoral Commission
Egypt National Election Authority
National Electoral Board of Ethiopia
Independent Electoral Commission
Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC)
Republique de Guinée Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante
Kenya Independ Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)
Malawi Malawi Electoral Commission
Mozambique Comisao Nacional de Eleicoes
Nigeria Independant National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Senegal Commission électorale nationale autonome (CENA)
Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission
South Africa: Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
South Sudan National Election Commission
Zanzibar Electoral Commission
Tanzania National Electoral Commission
Uganda Electoral Commission
Zambia Electoral Commission of Zambia
Cabo Verde National Election Commission
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Central africa
Chad
Comoros
République Démocratique du Congo Commission électorale nationale indépendante
Guinea Bissau
Haiti
Iraq
Jordan
Libya
Madagascar
Mali
Maurice
Mauritius
Niger
Palestine
Quebec
Romania
Rwanda
Senegal
Somalia
Sudan
Togo
Tunisia
Yemen
European Commission
EU External Action
Federal Republic of Germany
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
KFW
French Republic
Republic of Austria
Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Kingdom of Denmark
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Canada
USAID
SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
AUSTRALIAN AID
International Organisation of La Francophonie - OIF
Barcelona International Peace Resource Centre
RECEF
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia - DIPLOCAT
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - ISPI
European Space Agency
College of Europe
SANT'ANNA SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Interpeace
PME Conseil
Democracy Essentials
FAIB
UIA
KBC Brussels
ESAE
Pragmata
HEALIX
TGE
European Space Agency
University of Bologna
University of Florence
University of Saint Louis
Stanford University
AION Banking
KOAN
B&S Europe
Ernst & Young
Fondation Hirondelle (Ermes)
MediatEUr (Ermes)
Search for Common Ground
Urban Republic
GoInnovation
Forum of Federation
Christian Democratic International Center – KIC
UPEACE CENTRE
WE PAY OUR INTERNS
CFI, Media Cooperation
OneWorld
ICPS
AWEB
DIAKONIA
IFES
Drum-Cussac
THALES
DEMO Finland
Eastern Europe Studies Centre
FRIDE
People In Need
Universidade de Catolica Portuguesa
Network for European Studies (Canada)
AIG
Fernand Schmitz
Cigna Global Health Benefits
Center for Creative Leadership - CCL
Barcelona International Peace Resource Center - BIPRC
Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections  - BRIDGE
Ceci n’est pas une crise
Club de Madrid
Collateral Creation - CC
Earth Charter
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation - EIUC
GardaWorld
HAMAP
IBF International Consulting
IDLO
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - IDEA
KPMG
Leadership Beyond Boundaries - LBB
Media Consulting Group - MCG
MediatEUr
Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy - NIMD
Osservatorio di Pavia
Price Waterhouse Coopers - PWC
Ruhr-Universität Bochum - RUB
Saint Louise University Brussels
SES-Astra
SHER Ingénieurs-Conseils
Westminster Foundation
Erasmus+
Your First EURES Job
GOPA Consulting
ECOWAS
ECONEC
Cellule d'appui politologique d'Afrique Caraibe
EFEAC
CCET
Tanzania Association for Women and Media (PROPEL)
Julius Nyere Foundation (PROPEL)
codel
Liberty 32 (Mada)
KOAN
Tolotsoa (Mada)
ACEEEO
OSIWA
TAMWA
Mwalimu Nierere Foundation
ANGOZA
GNRC
ZANZIC
Coordinating Assembly for Non Governmental Organisations - CANGO
Economic Community of Central African States - ECCAS
Electoral Commissions Forum of Southern African Development Community - SADC ECF
Electoral Institute of Southern African - EISA
Foundation for Democratic Process - FODEP
Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr - IMVF
KMF/CNOE
Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre - KAIPTC
Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations - LCN
Libyan Forum of Civisl Society Organisations
Malawi Electoral Support Network - MESN
Mauritius Council of Social Service - MACOSS
 Namibian Non-Governmental Organisations’ Forum Trust - NANGOF Trust
National Network for the Observation and Monitoring of Elections - RENOSEC
Observation Network of Religious Confessions - ROC
Southern African Development Community Election Support Network - SADC-ESN
Tanzania Ecumenical Dialogue Group - TEDG
Zimbabwe Election Support Network - ZESN