Two new electoral handbooks published by Council of Europe with support of EPDE members

Juni 2017, Straßburg


The Council of Europe has recently published two new handbooks for Civil Society Organisations: "Reporting on elections" and "Using international election standards". Several members of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) took an active role in developing these handbooks, among them Roman Udot from GOLOS (Russia), Nicolae Panfil from Promo-Lex (Moldova) and Tamar Bartaia from ISFED (Georgia).


The first handbook, “Reporting on elections”, provides an overview over the planning of observation activities from a reporting perspective. The aim of this handbook is to help observers become more efficient and to produce more effective reports.


The purpose of the second handbook “Using international election standards” is to improve the quality of domestic observation of electoral processes in the member states, among others, and to serve as a reference for domestic observers, primarily for core team members.


The publications were funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe within the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus.


Please find more information about the handbooks on the website of the Council of Europe.

Download "Using international election standards"

Download "Reporting on elections"

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