7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

The Potential of EU Funded Electoral Assistance for the Prevention of Election Related Conflict and Violence

The Potential of EU Funded Electoral Assistance for the Prevention of Election Related Conflict and Violence

Lessons from the Southern African Region THE POTENTIAL OF EU FUNDED ELECTORAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF ELECTION RELATED CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE

The Potential of EU Funded Electoral Assistance for the Prevention of Election Related Conflict and Violence

This stand, organized by the European Centre of Electoral Support, will be the occasion to present the “Handbook on Election Related Conflict and Violence in the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The handbook is meant to promote discussions around election and conflict prevention, using examples, cases studies and research conducted in every country of the SADC. The handbook is a direct output of the regional electoral conflict prevention project funded at 75% by the EU and 25% by ECES (PEV SADC, www.pevsadc.eu ).

In line with ECES’ strategy that proposes an all-encompassing European innovative delivery mechanism for the implementation of electoral support activities (entitled A European Response to Electoral Cycle Support, EURECS, and prepared with the other members of the European Partnership for Democracy, EPD), the PEV-SADC Handbook will underline the role of electoral assistance projects to contribute to the prevention of electoral violence with funding from the EU and EU member states. 

 

The EURECS strategy will be presented more in detail in the stand, as it forms the bedrock of all ECES activities. The handbook has been summaries in a separate publication entitled “The potential for EU funded Electoral Assistance for the Prevention of Election Related Conflict and Violence - Lessons from the SADC ” that is also the title of ECES’ stand in collaboration with the Community of EPD.

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