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ISFED Georgia presentation

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May, 16.2011

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ISFED Georgia presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Welcome to ISFED!  </li></ul>
  2. 2. ISFED History <ul><li>Was founded in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>ISFED is an independent, impartial, objective, nonpolitical and non-governmental organization, supporting democratic processes and establishment of justice in the Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic directions: </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting electoral processes, to be compatible to the democratic standards </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring transparency of public and civil institutions and promoting the increase of trust towards them </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting civil society’s development process </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of L egislation and protecting the R ule of L aw </li></ul>
  3. 3. ISFED Structure <ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul><ul><li>Central Office </li></ul><ul><li>5 Regional Offices </li></ul><ul><li>73 District Coordinators </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Directions <ul><ul><li>Election Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voter Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voters’ Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring the activities of Local Self-governing institutions and engagement of citizens in decision making process on local level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in legislative improvement process </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Monitored Elections <ul><li>05.11.1995 - Presidential and Parliamentary Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>15.11.1998 - Plebiscite of IDPs from Abkhazia; </li></ul><ul><li>15.11.1998 - Local Government Elections </li></ul><ul><li>31.10.1999 - Parliamentary Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>09.04.2000 - Presidential Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>02.06.2002 - Local Self-Government Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>02.11.2003 - Parliamentary Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>04.01.2004 - Presidential Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>28.03.2004 - Repeated vote of proportional Parliamentary Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>05.10.2006 - Local self-government Elections </li></ul><ul><li>05.01.2008 - Snap Presidential Elections; </li></ul><ul><li>21.05.2008 - Parliamentary Elections. </li></ul><ul><li>03.11.2008 - Adjara Supreme Council and the Parliament of Georgia By-Elections </li></ul><ul><li>30.05.2010 – Local Self Government Elections </li></ul>
  6. 6. Election Monitoring <ul><ul><li>Pre Election Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring the work of Election </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring Voters’ Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring Campaign Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electoral Subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Election Day Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative Monitoring (PVT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Election Day Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Election Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complaints/ Appeals </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Voter Education <ul><li>05.10.2006 - Local self-government Elections </li></ul><ul><li>05.01.2008 - Snap Presidential Elections </li></ul><ul><li>21.05.2008 - Parliamentary Elections </li></ul><ul><li>03.11.2008 - Adjara Supreme Council and the Parliament of Georgia By-Elections </li></ul><ul><li>30.05.2010 – Local Self Government Elections </li></ul>
  8. 8. Voter Education EEW meetings “ I Vote for the First Time ” Radio/TV Talk Shows Newspaper Inserts Video/Audio Spots Public Stands Promo materials Interactive Film Bus tours Resource Centers
  9. 9. Voters’ List Audit <ul><li>2006 - for Local Self Government Elections </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - after Parliamentary Elections </li></ul><ul><li>2011 - for 2012 Parliamentary Elections </li></ul>
  10. 10. Voters’ Lists Audit <ul><li>The Subject of research: </li></ul><ul><li>Define the percentage of errors in the voters’ list; </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the work of election administration related to the voters’ list; </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate recommendations for improvement of the voters’ list; </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of the relevant stakeholders and Georgian voters on the quality of the voters’ list. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Monitoring of Local Self-governing institutions and participation of citizens in local decision making process <ul><li>2007-Citizens Involvement in Transparency of Local Public </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>2007-Promoting Citizens' Political Rights </li></ul><ul><li>2008-2009 – Developing Capacities of Democratic Institutions For Fair Electoral processes and active Civil Participation </li></ul><ul><li>2009- Citizens' Involvement in Decision-Making Process on the Local Level </li></ul><ul><li>2010-Engagement of civil society in constitutional reforming process </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2011 Peoples’ Manifesto </li></ul>
  12. 12. Monitoring of Local Self-governing institutions and participation of citizens in decision making process <ul><li>Main instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings of citizens and local self governmental bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Research / identification of local problems </li></ul><ul><li>Requesting of public information, attending sessions, engagement in budgetary process </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Public debates </li></ul>
  13. 13. Participation in Legislative Improvement Process <ul><li>Constitutional Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in work of Constitutional Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting Public Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Election Code </li></ul><ul><li>Attending Election Code Working Group meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborating the Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting Public Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>c </li></ul>
  14. 14. Donor Organizations <ul><li>USAID </li></ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>NED </li></ul><ul><li>OSGF </li></ul><ul><li>Eurasia Partnership Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>UNDP </li></ul><ul><li>SIDA </li></ul><ul><li>OSCE </li></ul><ul><li>British Embassy </li></ul><ul><li>c </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thanks for Your Attention!  </li></ul>

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