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ACEEEO Newsletter - July 2018

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1. CONFERENCE NEWS

The 27th Annual Conference and General Assembly meeting of ACEEEO, co-organized by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Lithuania is going to be held between 5-7 September 2018, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

AGENDA

The agenda of the 27th Annual Conference of the ACEEEO is being updated, thus you may find the most recent agenda below with the speakers and the diverse sessions.

Day 1

5 September 2018 (Wednesday)

 9.00 - 16.00  Regional Electoral Jurisprudence Working Group (for invited guests)

15.00 – 16.00

Executive Board Meeting (for Executive Board members)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

ACEEEO General Assembly Meeting (for ACEEEO members)

19.00 –

Dinner

 

Day 2

6 September 2018 (Thursday)

9.30 – 10.30

Official opening of conference and the exhibition

 

Chair:

Laura Matjošaitytė, President of ACEEEO, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania

Speakers:

High-level Representative of Lithuania (TBC)

William J. Hybl, Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors, IFES (TBC)

Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General of ACEEEO

10.30 – 11.00

Group photo, visiting the exhibition

11.00 – 11.45

Presentations by CEC Lithuania

 

Speaker:

Laura Matjošaitytė, President of ACEEEO, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania

11.45 –  13.00

Plenary session I.

Why Voter Privacy, Security, and Integrity Matters – general background

 

Chair:

Laura Matjošaitytė, President of ACEEEO, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania

Speakers:

Representative of the International IDEA

13.00- 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Plenary Session II.

Seen and Unseen threats to elections

 

Chair:

Arnis Cimdars, Chairman, Central Electoral Commission of Latvia

Speakers:

Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Honorary Member, ACEEEO (TBC)

Gregor Wenda, Deputy Head of Department III/6, Electoral Affairs, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria

Tom Rogers, Commissioner, Australian Electoral Commission

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00

Roundtable discussion – Securing Voting process?

 

Moderator:

Ivilina Aleksieva-Robinson, Chairperson, Central Electoral Commission of Bulgaria

Speakers:

Dmitriy Gladey, Director of the International Institute of Monitoring, Democracy, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage for the IPA CIS

17.00 – 18.00

Roundtable discussion  –  Voter privacy

 

Moderator:

Ingrid Bicu, Director of the Communication and International Affairs Department, Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

Speakers:

Paul DeGregorio, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Arnis Cimdars, Chairman, Central Electoral Commission of Latvia

Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez, Political Analyst, Universitat Rovira i Virigili / Scytl Secure Electronic Voting, S.A.

19.00 -

Dinner

 

Day 3  

7 September 2018 (Friday)

9.30 – 12.00

Workshops

 

Special workshop on Cyber Security

Moderator:

Allan Best, Managing Director, The DELIAN Project

Speakers:

Representative of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (TBC)

 

Why Integrity matters?

Moderator:

Richard W. Soudriette, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Speakers:

Daniel Barbu, President, Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

Valdete Daka, President of Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kosovo

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 14.15

Best practices from the world of elections – Communicating trust

 

Chair:

William (Bill) Sweeney, President, CEO, IFES

Speakers:

Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Georgia

Dr. Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, President, National Electoral Institute (INE) of Mexico

14.15 – 15.30

Recapitulation speeches, conference findings. Official closing of the 27th Conference

 

Chair:

Zsolt Szolnoki, Secretary General of ACEEEO

Speakers:

Laura Matjošaitytė, President of ACEEEO, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania

Arnis Cimdars, Chairman, Central Electoral Commission of Latvia

Ivilina Aleksieva-Robinson, Chairperson, Central Electoral Commission of Bulgaria

Ingrid Bicu, Director of the Communication and International Affairs Department, Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania

Allan Best, Managing Director, The DELIAN Project

Richard W. Soudriette, Honorary Member, ACEEEO

Chair of the Plenary Session III. - Best Practices from the World of Elections – Communicating Trust

16.00 - 

Cultural program

RENEWED CONCEPT PAPER

Furthermore, with the help of this link, you may find and interpret a renewed version of the concept paper of the 27th Annual Conference, delving into the most significant topics and subjects in more detail.

At the conference in Vilnius, several high-esteemed officials and experts are going to share their experiences and present highly relevant topics with special focus on the conference’s main theme, on Integrity, Security and Privacy of elections, specially focusing on Cyber Security problems. Experienced and skilled presenters and experts are going to attend the conference, wishing to develop your knowledge and broaden your minds considering the aforementioned topics.

REGISTRATION

There is still time to register for the most memorable and magnificent event of ACEEEO.

The invitation letters have already been sent out to the ACEEEO Members and Partners, and the invitation is published on the website of the Association of European Elections Officials as well, available for everyone to check.

We encourage all, who are interested in attending the whole conference meeting to fill in the registration form before long and to book a hotel reservation as soon as possible. The first deadline for a discounted hotel booking has already passed, therefore we will only have a limited number of rooms at the hotel to be booked.

We all hope that many of you will join us for the Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania between 5-7 September.

Please visit the website of the conference meeting, where you can find all the necessary information: the registration form, the renewed concept paper, the complete agenda with the list of speakers and other practical information.

In case of any questions and problems, please do not hesitate to contact the ACEEEO Secretariat.

 

2. UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN THE ACEEEO REGION

Diverse elections are going to be held in several member states of the ACEEEO region in 2018. Here are the following ones in chronological order.

Parliamentary elections will be held in Latvia on 6 October, 2018.

General elections will be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October, 2018. For further information please contact the Secretariat of the CEC BiH.

 Presidential elections will be held in Georgia October, 2018.

Parliamentary elections will be held in the Republic of Moldova in December, 2018.