In 2017 Bulgaria, our founder-member took over the Presidency of the Association and hosts the 26th Annual Conference. With the active participation of over 100 electoral experts this year we intend to discuss the topic of ‘The Conscious Voters in the digital age’. In the frame of the theoretical aspects we will focus on questions of the access to the public information; the freedom of expression; the free electoral campaign. During the conference we would like to deal with several practical aspects, like the new ways of voter information; special needs of youth voters; the role of the EMBs in the flow of the information.
The 25th Annual conference and the General Assembly Meeting of the ACEEEO had been organized in Tirana, Albania on 21-23 September 2016. The event was hosted by the Central Election Commission of Albania.
The topic for this high-level meeting of EMBs was ‘Development of Electoral Systems and Processes in the last 25 years’. It gave an opportunity to have an overview about the changes of electoral systems and processes in the last quarter-century, to present the main tendencies, best practices and problems and the way electoral management bodies dealt with them. According to our tradition, in the prospect of our annual conference the possibilities were suggested for regional and cross-regional consultations, networking as well as for learning on recent developments in election technology.
The discussion of 140 electoral professionals from 40 countries including representatives of electoral management bodies, professionals of international organizations, election technology suppliers and academics who acquainted with their experiences both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
The 24th Annual conference and the General Assembly Meeting of the ACEEEO had been organized in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova on 9-11 September 2015. The event was hosted by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Moldova.
The 23rd annual conference and the General Assembly Meeting of the ACEEEO was held in Bucharest, Romania on 4-6 September 2014. The event was hosted by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania.
The 22nd annual conference and the General Assembly Meeting of the ACEEEO was held in Warsaw, Poland on 12-14 September 2013. The event was hosted by the National Election Commission and National Election Office of Poland.
The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) held its 21st annual conference on 15-17 September 2012 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) that was established 1991 in Budapest held its 20th jubilee conference on 16-18 June 2011 in Budapest.
It has been the 19th time so far that the Annual Conference of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) was organized. In 2010 participants of the professional yearly gathering focused on discussing different aspects and issues of voters’ registration.
It has been the 18th time so far that the Annual Conference of the Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) was organized. In 2009 participants of the professional yearly gathering discussed the ‘Judicial protections of electoral rights’.
The 17th ACEEEO annual conference was held and hosted by our Romanian colleagues, in Constanta (Romania) from 11 to 13 September 2008.
The annual conference of the ACEEEO in 2007 was a significant event in the life of the ACEEEO due to the following reasons.
2006 marked the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials (ACEEEO).
Almost exactly 10 years ago, the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials (ACEEEO) held its annual conference and General Assembly meeting here in Siófok.
The title of the conference was ’Voter turnout with special regard to the first time voters’. The reason we chose this topic was its importance in case of building democracy.
This conference was of great significance in the life of our Association, because this was the first time when the ACEEEO conference was held out of the Central and Eastern European region, that was in London, United Kingdom, in 23-25 October 2003.
The 11th Annual conference titled “International Election Standards in the Legislation and Practical Activities of the countries of Europe” was held in Moscow (Russian Federation) in 26-28 September, 2002.
In 2001, the ACEEEO celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Brijuni Islands, Croatia. On our jubilee conference we summarized and evaluated the first ten years of the Association as well as discussed current issues of Transparent election campaign financing.
Introduction and use of information technology in elections (Warsaw, Poland)
The 8th annual conference of the Association was held in the capital city of the Slovak Republic between 6-8 October 1999.
His Excellency, President of the Republic of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus welcomed the conference guests and underlined that organization and execution of democratic elections became an integral part of the progress and modernaization of countries which regained independence in the latter decade. The conference was attended by 62 delegated representing 22 countries.
In 1997, Central and Eastern European election professionals gathered to discuss current election issues in Moscow, Russian Federation.
ACEEEO held its annual conference in Siófok, Hungary between September 27-30, 1995. One of the criteria for fair elections is the expeditious and precise publication of election results and that this cannot be realised without the use of computers in the electoral process.
According to the resolution of the founding meeting of the ACEEEO the first annual conference was held in Kyiv, the Ukraine between December 15-17, 1994.
Following the Preparatory Conference for the Establishment of the ACEEEO in 1991, Central and Eastern European Election experts and practitioners gathered again in Budapest to deal with election issues of common importance.