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    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

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    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

  • Slide

    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

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    17th International Electoral Affairs Symposium

    2nd to 5th December 2018

The 17th International Electoral Symposium will be held in December 2018.

The Symposium will bring together over 100 representatives from the electoral democracy community and election management bodies from over 50 diferent countries to share best practice initiatives, assess new technologies and tools and develop innovative strategies that they can then put into practice in their respective countries and regions.

During the symposium, participants will hear from high level public officials and leading international experts, offering a variety of perspectives in relation to effective election management. A series of interactive presentations, workshops, round-table discussions and case studies will take place over the course of the two days and include contributions from senior electoral officials, academic experts and global solution providers, who have vast experience in planning and overseeing successful elections worldwide.

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies held International Electoral Affairs Symposiums all over the world - from Malaysia, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Jamaica, Mozambique and more.

The last International Electoral Affairs Symposium held in Portugal in May 2018, in partnership with Comissão Nacional de Eleições(CNE) of Portugal, hailed a great success and brought together more than 200 participants coming from over 50 different countries.

Topics to be addressed include:
  • Current and Future Electoral Technologies: Blockchain Technology, Smartphone Apps, E-Voting — What Are the Implications for the Future of Democracy?
  • Youth Voter Participation: Increasing Youth Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle
  • Elections and Disabilities: Facilitating an Equal Right to Vote for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women: Securing Political Participation and Electoral Rights
  • Building transparency and accountability in elections
  • The impact of training in the electoral process
  • Biometric - enrollment, identification & verification solutions
  • The value of the vote - equality in the value of votes
  • Security seals, labels, indelible ink and ballots for elections
Networking:

The Symposium will also provide hours of networking time, including round-table discussions, coffee breaks, lunches, drinks receptions and dinners, ensuring that all participants had the maximum possible time to establish and strengthen relationships and exchange ideas.