The European Platform of Election Observation (EPDE) improves the professional quality through development and implementation of unified standards and comparable observation methods of the domestic election observation networks in Europe.

EPDE encourages, trains and defends those experts and citizens who stand up for transparent and equal suffrage wherever it is at risk all over Europe – be it in the European Union’s member states or in the European neighbourhood.

EPDE is a signatory of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observation. EPDE also is a member of the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM).

The European Exchange holds the secretariat of EPDE.


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The Kyiv Dialogue is a nonpartisan and independent platform for facilitating and enhancing the dialogue between Ukraine and Germany. It brings opinion-building actors together from the sphere of politics, business, media, and civil society from both countries.

The Kyiv Dialogue was founded in 2005 after the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. Since 2014, in partnership with the International Renaissance Foundation in Kyiv and regional cooperation partners in Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Cherkasy, the Kyiv Dialogue has conducted dozens of public events on current socio-political topics in Germany and Ukraine. The European Exchange holds the secretariat of the Kyiv Dialogue.

The project is conceptualized and implemented by a volunteer steering group of researchers, NGO representatives, journalists, and representatives of foundations from Ukraine and Germany.


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