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International IDEA and the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs

invite you to a Panel discussion on "Confronting election-related crises through political dialogue"


On the occasion of the launch of

Dialogues on Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Political Parties in Elections:
A Facilitator’s Guide
[access here]

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 11:00- 13:00, at the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, 1 Place du Luxembourg, Brussels

In recent years, political party dialogue has been used effectively to prevent crises during hotly contested elections and popular consultations. Negotiated agreements on fair play, often in the form of voluntary codes of conduct, contributed to preventing simmering tensions from escalating during electoral processes and to establishing a culture of democratic dialogue. The above-mentioned publication covers examples from Peru (2005-2015), Ghana (2012), Tunisia (2014), Myanmar (2015) and Georgia (2016).

The panellists will address related issues such as:

- the actual potential of political dialogue mechanisms to confront current electoral crises;

- the role of facilitators and mediators in the design of the negotiation, in supporting an agreement and supporting the implementation of the commitments;

- the impact of the growing relevance of social movements and new forms of citizen engagement to promote peaceful elections and democratic dialogue;

- the role of traditional social structures and ethnic affiliation and their impact on the political dialogue.

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