The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) was kindly called upon to organize the European Regional Forum as an integral part of the Global Summit for Democracy 2022, organized by the National Electoral Institute of Mexico (INE Mexico) in cooperation with different international organizations, electoral associations and electoral bodies. The aim of the Global Summit for Democracy 2022 is to develop a comprehensive and global process for the reflection, debate, and proposal on the great challenges democratic regimes face nowadays, in particular, those related to free and fair elections.
The European Regional Forum will accommodate a meaningful discussion between electoral experts on timely topics of elections such as:
- the relevance civic education,
- the threat of populism,
- the relationship of freedom of expression and digital platforms, and
- the integrity of electoral legislation.
Furthermore, the purpose of the Forum is twofold. Following the armed aggression on behalf of Russia and Belarus, members of the ACEEEO decided to dissolve the organization. The Regional Forum is therefore organized by the former Secretariat of the ACEEEO. Nevertheless, this forum provides a great opportunity for electoral stakeholders from Europe to gather and discuss the possibilities of institutionalized cooperation between European EMBs and election officials.
The conference organizers are planning to hold a traditional physical gathering, but they will also provide all necessary online means for those who are unable to travel in Budapest.
- Date: 8-9 June 2022
- Venue: Budapest, Hungary