Challenges for election campaign finance in Georgia


EPDE member ISFED published a study on financial challenges for Georgian political parties and election campaigns. The study aims to identify the financial challenges for the election campaigns of the political parties during the elections, as well as invisible barriers for regional politicians, women, representatives of ethnic minorities, and independent candidates.


EPDE Publication

Enhancing the integrity of the 2024 European Parliament elections

EU in focus

This policy paper aims to contribute to the integrity of the 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections by: Highlighting risks and opportunities in the political campaign and electoral processes including mal-intended interference, disinformation, and challenges of shrinking civic space; Pointing out where to enhance equality, inclusion, transparency, and accountability; Providing recommendations for improving integrity and security.


Early parliamentary elections

Financing of political parties in the Republic of Moldova


In 2022, the legal framework for the financing of political parties was subjected to a series of changes which will improve the process of party financing. For the most part, they
entered into force as of January 2023. Promo-LEX latest report takes stock of the financial situation of Moldovan political parties in 2022 and provides further regulatory recommendations.

The full report is available on Promo-LEX' website (in Romanian).


Electoral systems for Georgia's representative bodies


EPDE member ISFED published a policy paper which evaluates electoral systems for three levels of representative bodies in Georgia – the Parliament of Georgia, Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, and Municipal Councils - and proposes solutions to their shortcomings. The policy paper is produced with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)


Political Online Campaigns in Central Europe


EPDE member Political Accountability Foundation along with Transparency International Slovakia, Political Accountability Foundation Poland, Whom to vote Czechia and K-Monitor Public Benefit Association Hungary published a report on the regulation of political online advertising in the Central Europe region.


EPDE Publication

Active citizens for a vibrant democracy

EU in focus

This study compares citizen election observation regulations across the EU and identifies common challenges and possible responses to those. The recommendations of this study seek to enhance the regulation of independent citizen election observation and advocate for the introduction of OSCE recommendations and implementation of standards regarding citizen election observation into EU and EU MS's law.


Policy Alert

Law on Foreign Agents in Georgia is an attack against civil society


The European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) voices its severe concern over the draft bill “On Transparency of Foreign Influence” in Georgia. The stigmatization of non-governmental organizations as "foreign agents" marks the next stage in the Georgian parliamentary majority's fight against civil society. The draft law is based on the Russian example, where a similar law was introduced a decade earlier and led to the de facto liquidation of NGOs involved in monitoring political and social processes and, first and foremost, monitoring elections.