The conference is co-organized by the State Audit Office of Georgia (SAOG), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD).
Format, Venue and Participants
The conference will take place over two days. The first day will start with thought-provoking presentations on contemporary developments of money in politics in the region. This overview of political finance will be followed by parallel working sessions, which will allow participants to examine challenges and experiences in more detail. The working sessions will continue during the second day of the conference, with a final session dedicated to illustrate findings and recommendations emerged during the discussions.
Participants will primarily be composed of key actors that shape or enforce political finance policy at the regional and national level. This includes political party officials, political finance enforcement agencies, international organizations, watchdogs from civil society, international and citizen observers, as well as academia.