The first ever memorandum on cooperation was concluded between the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and the Council of Europe, during the visit of the commission delegation to Strasbourg, reads the message of the commission.
‘... The signatories intend to cooperate in ways to strengthen the CEC’s capacity to organize and conduct the electoral process in accordance with European electoral standards and good practices, as well as to strengthen the commission’s capacity to train various participants in the electoral process, including voters,’ reads the message.
In addition, the document provides for the promotion of the creation and launch of the regional offices of the commission, the development of a regulatory framework for their functioning. AIt also promotes the use of new technologies in the electoral process in accordance with European electoral standards and good practices, as well as further improving the quality of voter lists and voter registration.
The delegation of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine held a number of meetings with the leadership of the structural units of the General Secretariat of the Council of Europe during the visit to Strasbourg. Chairman of the commission Tetiana Slipachuk had a separate meeting with Director, Secretary of the Venice Commission Mr. Thomas Markert.
‘Intensive and fruitful communication took place on topical issues of the CEC activities during the visit. In particular, on the preparation and conduct of the upcoming presidential elections of Ukraine and the people's deputies of Ukraine, which are scheduled for 2019, as well as on the issues of holding the local elections in 2020,’ the Central Election Commission reported.