International IDEA gathers together Bolivian youth in support of National Dialogue

Approximately 200 leaders of Bolivian youth and political organizations met in the city of Tiquipaya in Cochabamba to participate in an event termed “Youth National Dialogue #PROTAGONISTAS”, a space that aims to foster programmatic bonds between civil society and various political organizations around demands embodied in a youth driven agenda of public policy proposals. Este artículo […]

What to Expect: Digital Technology and Democracy in Europe in 2020

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. The issue of digital privacy is increasingly on people’s minds: both in […]

What diplomats need to know about democracy and elections

Names from left to right: Akhtari Henning, Sara Glaser, Niklas Lönn, Natalia Iuras, Maria Nordström, Peita Mamo, Serge G. Kubwimana, Ndoweni Mukutu, Erik Asplund, Staffan Darnolf, Zurab Khrikadze, Nomsa Masuku, Anders Eriksson, Kuldeep Kumar Saharawat, Samia Mahgoub, Luis Martinez-Betanzos, Therese Pearce-Laanela, Annica Sundel, Sara Staino, Ntonye Njoya, Paul Guerin, Toby S. James, Najia Hashemee, Tendai […]

Rosy's story: innovation and citizen engagement in Panama

International IDEA and the Electoral Tribunal of the Republic of Panama have a long history of cooperation. Since the first days of the Panamanian democratic transition, both institutions have worked together in the organization of discussion panels, seminars, workshops and research documents. In December 2018, the relationship took a step forward with the signing of […]

No Democracy Without Accountability: Celebration of the International Day of Democracy 2019

International IDEA’s Regional Europe Programme celebrated the International Day of Democracy (15 September) by co-organizing a high-level conference on ‘No Democracy without Accountability’, at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 17 September 2019. The Organizing partners were the European Endowment for Democracy, European Partnership for Democracy and European Network of Political Foundations, with […]

Timor Leste Hosts Regional BRIDGE Workshop on Financing Elections

International IDEA together with the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and UNDP Timor Leste are jointly organizing a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) workshop on the financing of elections on 26-28 August in Dili, Timor Leste. Dili, Timor-Leste – BRIDGE, a modular professional development program focused on elections, is designed to […]

The current challenges to electoral democracy go beyond good election administration

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the institutional position of International IDEA, its Board of Advisers or its Council of Member States. MELBOURNE – The International IDEA Global State of Democracy Indices data supports that procedural democracy (particularly elections) is in good health in India and Australia, consistently outperforming global and […]

Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders

On August 15 the Portuguese edition of Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders  was launched at an event organized by the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation (FFHC) and IDEA International, in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. SAO PAULO – The book, which includes long and detailed interviews with former presidents and prime ministers who led […]