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The European Union funded Project in Support of Enhanced Sustainability and Electoral Integrity in Afghanistan (PROSES) was crafted as a response to the identified needs in the EU Exceptional Assistance Measure on Support to electoral institutions in Afghanistan. The European Centre for Electoral Support is implementing this project on behalf of the EU that will last for 18 months for 3.5 million EURO from the  Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

The activities will be implemented in support of the upcoming Afghan electoral cycle including the Parliamentary and District elections set for October 2018 and Presidential and Provincial elections set for April 2019. The project will address the persisting vulnerabilities of electoral integrity inherited from previous electoral cycles. The objectives of the project are gear toward:

  • An Electoral integrity vulnerabilities proactively identified and reduced through administrative planning and action;

  • An Increased capacity of electoral stakeholders to apply evidence-based and effective leadership approaches to the conduct of elections and to the adjudication of election disputes;

  • Measures contributing to the accountability and inclusivity of political and electoral processes through the broad participation of relevant electoral stakeholders with specific emphasis on women.

The overarching implementation strategy will be in line with the values of the European Response to Electoral Cycle Support (EURECS) crafted by ECES. The EURECS is an innovative delivery mechanism to implement electoral and democracy assistance activities that are consistent with European values and EU policies and targets the implementations of the recommendations of EU election observation missions in favor of beneficiary countries partner of the EU. EURECS adopts an inclusive approach towards a wide range of electoral stakeholders in order to ensure comprehensive and sustainable actions and it is built to help prevent, mitigate and manage electoral related conflicts.

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