ECES at IPSA conference
ECES has been present at the Pre-International political science association (IPSA) conference on « Contentious elections, conflict and regime transitions » organised by the Electoral Integrity Project and International IDEA in Poznan, Poland : https://sites.google.com/…/elector…/events-1/Poznan-workshop
The conference hosted researchers and practicioners working on the questions of contentious elections, electoral conflict and violence and their prevention. The interactions allowed practicioners to learn from the existing research as to allow better action and vice versa, researchers were informed about existing practices and lessons learned.
In this context, ECES had the opportunity to present its work in the area of election conflict prevention and especially its Project « Preventing Electoral Violence in the SADC region » (www.pevsadc.eu) by its Head of Programmes, Eva Palmans. As one important component of this project is to establish an observatory on electoral violence prevention through research on root causes, conflict triggers and conflict prevention mechanisms and to publish a regional handbook on conflict prevention, the opportunity was taken to present not only the project as such but also the specific case-study on Madagascar. This presentation was done by Doctor Juvence Ramasy, the author of the research on Madagascar in the frame of the PEV-SADC project.