ESN Awards: 4th ICPS International Electoral Awards 2016
4th ICPS International Electoral Awards 2016
The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies has held International Electoral Affairs Symposiums and International Electoral Awards ceremonies all over the world - from Malaysia, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, Jamaica and more.
This year, we are delighted to announce that the International Electoral Affairs Symposium and International Electoral Awards will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, in cooperation with The Mozambique Electoral Commission (CNE).
The most recent International Electoral Affairs Symposiums held in Namibia, in cooperation with the Election Commission of Namibia, was hailed a great success, with participants hailing from over 30 different countries.
The Symposium brings together international election management bodies, NGOs, donor agencies and other relevant stakeholders to share their experiences, discuss the ongoing challenges in election management and strengthen international relations.
This significant event will recognise the work of key individuals and organisations for their contributions and achievements in electoral affairs. ICPS and ICEP have established an award exclusively for electoral stakeholders, in recognition of their work and to acknowledge their significant contribution to the democratic process beyond the community of electoral professionals, practitioners and experts. There is broad international consensus that elections are the cornerstone of every democracy. However, it is not enough to carry out elections to be considered a real democracy. There are essential principles that have to be fulfilled. Only free, fair, equal, safe and consistent elections which take place in a peaceful environment and put citizens at the heart of the electoral process allow a democracy to be truly representative. Around the globe, Electoral Commissions, International Institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations work relentlessly to guarantee that elections meet these crucial international standards and that every citizen’s vote is valued and accepted. For the most part, the efforts made by these institutions remain unseen and unheard. The ICPS International Electoral Awards will increase awareness of the work of the international electoral community by honouring their achievements, initiatives and dedication on an international level.
The ICPS International Electoral Awards will consist of multiple categories covering the broad range of sectors within the field of elections. The categories have been selected in order to consider all outstanding achievements made in elections.
The award categories are:
International Institutional Engagement Award
Electoral Conflict Management Award
Gender Equality Award
Minority Participation Award
Election Management Award
Citizens' Engagement Award
First Time Voter Award
Electoral Ergonomy Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Electoral Commissioner of the Year
Electoral Commission of the Year
Every member of the Electoral Stakeholders Network is eligible to nominate candidates to be considered for an award. For further information about the nomination procedure, please see the award guidelines.
Subsequently, the Committee will select a winner in each category, to be announced at the International Electoral Awards Ceremony, which will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, on the 5th and 6th December 2016.
To find out more about the International Electoral Awards, the procedure, categories and last year's winners, please visit:
The nomination periode for his year's award is now closed. Results will be announced at the International Electoral Awards Ceremony, which will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, on the 6th of December.
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