31 March 2014
ESI on the future of election monitoring and European standards
A voter casting her ballot at a polling station in Baku during presidential elections in Azerbaijan, 9 October 2013. Photo: ODIHR
A voter casting her ballot at a polling station in Baku during presidential elections in Azerbaijan, 9 October 2013. Photo: ODIHR

In the next few weeks, ESI will participate in two events on the future of Pan-European Human Rights: on 4 April in Berlin at an event organised by the Center for international Peace Operations on election monitoring ("1. ZIF-Wahlbeobachtungstag") and on 10 April in Warsaw in the Third Task Force "Challenges to European Societies: Identifying Major Risks and Finding Innovative Policies". The task force project is designed to produce strategic and high quality advisory reports for the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and brings together analysts from Europe's think tank community.

ESI's Gerald Knaus also contributed an article to the Commonwealth Yearbook under the title "The (East) European experience and the future of international election monitoring".

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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