Vienna Election Seminar 2004 (6 and 7 December)
Another, already the 2nd Seminar was held on election issues within the framework of the 'Regional Partnership', from 6 to 7 December 2004, in Vienna. In addition to election experts from administration and legislature, academia and INGOs from the partner countries - Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia -, election experts from EU candidate countries of the region - Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania - were invited as well.
Building upon the discussions held at the last Seminar (Vienna, 15 and 16 December 2003) and expanding the topics to OSCE election aspects, the Seminar dealt with the following items:
- developments of election laws and regulations including on external voting;
- experiences with and lessons learnt from, the EP elections 2004;
- OSCE's discussion on "identification of areas for possible augmentation of the existing commitments by additional supplementary commitments, also taking into account new challenges such as electronic voting"; and
- e-voting: follow-up to - and implementation of, if applicable - the CoE Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting of 30 September 2004.
Here you can find the annotated draft agenda, a provisional summary and the participants list:
The contributions, as received, are grouped according to the following agenda points:
click on the agenda points to see the documents!