12/12/2017 - 15/12/2017
Strasbourg – A study visit for representatives of Presidential Administration, Parliament, Central Election Commission, State Registration Service, MFA, Committee on Information and Technologies and representatives from NGOs from the Kyrgyz Republic to the Council of Europe took place on 12-15 December 2017. The participants were able to follow closely the work of the Venice Commission, the Parliamentary Assembly, judges and lawyers of the ECtHR and other bodies and services of the Council of Europe.
During the seminar organised on 14 December the participants learnt about European standards in the field of data protection as well as the experience of several European countries.
Finally, a meeting with representatives of the Working Group under the Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic present in Strasbourg was held on 15 December 2017 with the aim of continuing dialogue on the development of a new comprehensive Electoral Reform Strategy. The Working Group is tasked with improving the Electoral System in the Kyrgyz Republic, and in particular, with developing the above-mentioned Strategy.
The project “Support to Strengthening Democracy through Electoral Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” is implemented by the Venice Commission with funding provided by the European Union and the Council of Europe.