Today, 11 February 2022, the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training kicked off the training of members of the Central Electoral Commission and representatives of the Central Electoral Commission on ‘Gender-responsive Electoral Administration’.
The three planned workshops aim to strengthen the capacity of the Central Electoral Commission's gender equality team.
The online event was moderated by CICDE Director Mrs Doina Bordeianu. The event was welcomed by Mrs. Angelica Caraman, President of the Central Electoral Commission and Mrs. Dominika Stojanoska, Country Representative of UN Women, who noted the importance of the Central Electoral Commission's knowledge, skills and understanding of gender equality issues, including how they affect electoral processes.
The February 11 webinar took a foray into electoral administration, covering topics such as:
· Integrity of electoral management and elections;
· Institutional communication – internal and external;
· Institutional communication – internal regulations;
· External relations of the CEC: organisations to which the CEC is a member, obligations undertaken, regular reporting on national strategies. Collaborations with other national/international institutions
Anti-corruption expert Mariana Kalughin explained how integrity is manifested in the electoral process and presented good practices applicable internationally.
Political analyst Igor Volnitsky spoke to the participants about image crises of the institution and how they can be avoided and resolved.
The Deputy Head of the Communication, Public Relations and Media Division of the Central Electoral Commission, Corneliu Pasat, presented the internal regulations on institutional communication, as well as those regarding the CEC's external relations (cooperation with national and international institutions).
The next workshops will be held on 18 and 19 February 2022 and will focus on the following topics: gender equality in elections, gender responsive budgeting, gender policies at the institutional level.
CICDE's training activities on this subject are funded by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women) with the support of the Government of Sweden.
We remind you that thanks to the support of UN Women in November-December 2021, a series of trainings on the topic ‘Gender dimension in electoral training’ took place with the participation of CICDE trainers.