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Stefanie Schiffer, European Exchange, Germany

Chair of Board

Zofia Lutkiewicz (Political Accountability Foundation, Poland)


Nino Dolidze (International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy, Georgia)


Our Mission

The European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) was set up in December 2012 in Warsaw through 13 independent European citizen election observation organizations.

The aim of EPDE is to support citizen election observation and to contribute to democratic election processes throughout Europe. EPDE improves the professional quality of its member organizations through peer-learning, tailored training and expert missions, and informs internationally about the findings of its member organizations.

EPDE encourages, trains and supports experts and citizens who stand up for transparent and equal suffrage wherever it is at risk in Europe – be it in the European Union’s member states, the Eastern Partnership countries, or the Russian Federation.

EPDE is a signatory of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations and the Code of Conduct for Nonpartisan Election Observation. EPDE also is a member of the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM).


EPDE is financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the European Union

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VotCorect Coalition: June 9 elections - low competitiveness, limited electoral legislation, violent incidents
actmedia (Romania)
The VotCorect Coalition: Conclusions on Election Day Observation in Romania
Romania Libera (Romania)


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