The Centre for European Perspective (CEP) is conducting a two-day workshop designed at exchanging experiences between Slovenia and Albania as part of the project “Strengthening the Transparency of Electoral Bodies in Albania.” The workshop, which will be conducted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, will take place between 10 and 11 November 2020.

Strengthening democratic institutions is of vital importance for Albania as an EU membership candidate. This process also includes elections and the electoral system, which are ones of the foundations of democratic development and the rule of law. Transparency, including vertical and horizontal communication, is key to the credibility of elections. The deficit in this area requires further efforts to support election administration bodies and all other stakeholders such as citizens, NGOs, the EU and the international community. The aim of the project is to encourage Albanian election organizations to increase the transparency of elections throughout the election cycle.

Renowned Slovenian experts will share experiences and good practices with colleagues from Albania, especially in the field of election observation.

The project is part of the CEP program activities, which are supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the scope of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation.