The role of voter education in voter registration

Disclaimer:Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. Voter education efforts around new, innovative, voter registration systems need to go beyond informing citizens about which

International IDEA gathers together Bolivian youth in support of National Dialogue

Approximately 200 leaders of Bolivian youth and political organizations met in the city of Tiquipaya in Cochabamba to participate in an event termed “Youth National Dialogue #PROTAGONISTAS”, a space that aims to foster programmatic bonds between civil society and various political organizations around demands embodied in a youth driven agenda of public policy proposals. Este artículo está disponible en Español. This agenda

What to Expect: Digital Technology and Democracy in Europe in 2020

Disclaimer:Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. The issue of digital privacy is increasingly on people’s minds: both in terms of the impact of

What diplomats need to know about democracy and elections

Names from left to right: Akhtari Henning, Sara Glaser, Niklas Lönn, Natalia Iuras, Maria Nordström, Peita Mamo, Serge G. Kubwimana, Ndoweni Mukutu, Erik Asplund, Staffan Darnolf, Zurab Khrikadze, Nomsa Masuku, Anders Eriksson, Kuldeep Kumar Saharawat, Samia Mahgoub, Luis Martinez-Betanzos, Therese Pearce-Laanela, Annica Sundel, Sara Staino, Ntonye Njoya, Paul Guerin, Toby S. James, Najia Hashemee, Tendai Chinamora-Jönsson. Photo Credit: Lisa Hagman

Rosy's story: innovation and citizen engagement in Panama

International IDEA and the Electoral Tribunal of the Republic of Panama have a long history of cooperation. Since the first days of the Panamanian democratic transition, both institutions have worked together in the organization of discussion panels, seminars, workshops and research documents. In December 2018, the relationship took a step forward with the signing of the first cooperation agreement to

The 12th Bali Democracy Forum discussed Democracy and Inclusivity in Asia and the Pacific and beyond

The 12th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF), organized by the Indonesian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Nusa Dua, Bali on 5-6December 2019, brought together hundreds of delegates representing government, civil society, media, students and business sector to discuss democracy and inclusivity in Asia and the Pacific region and beyond. The Forum focused on the intertwined concepts of political and economic inclusivity

No Democracy Without Accountability: Celebration of the International Day of Democracy 2019

International IDEA’s Regional Europe Programme celebrated the International Day of Democracy (15 September) by co-organizing a high-level conference on‘No Democracy without Accountability’, at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 17 September 2019. The Organizing partners were the European Endowment for Democracy, European Partnership for Democracy and European Network of Political Foundations, with the support of the European

Timor Leste Hosts Regional BRIDGE Workshop on Financing Elections

International IDEA together with the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and UNDP Timor Leste are jointly organizing a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop on the financing of elections on 26-28 August in Dili, Timor Leste. Dili, Timor-Leste – BRIDGE, a modular professional development program focused on elections, is designed to improve skills, knowledge and confidence

Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

On August 15 the Portuguese edition of Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders was launched at an event organized by the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation (FFHC) and IDEA International, in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. SAO PAULO – The book, which includes long and detailed interviews with former presidents and prime ministers who led democratic transitions processes in nine