Three new documents were launched at the 2022 Declaration of Principles (DoP) for International Election Observation Implementation Meeting and are now available on the EODS website. Online campaigning and election technologies in the electoral process were among the topics discussed by participants at the meeting, which was organised by the European Union in Brussels in December 2022. Panel discussions provided an opportunity to launch two related papers - “General principles and guidelines related to ICT and elections”, addressing the opportunities and the involved in the introduction and use of election technologies (e-ICTs); and the “Guidelines to observe and assess online election campaigns”, aimed at establishing a common ground for the observation of online campaigning and social media platforms. The endorsers of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation also launched a “Communiqué on Benefits of Co-operation between International and Non- Partisan Citizen Election Observer Organizations” during a joint session together with the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM), which represents over 250 citizen observer groups worldwide.
The 15th Annual Implementation Meeting of the DoP was co-organised by the European Parliament and the European External Action Service (EEAS). It gathered participants from among the 55 organisations that have endorsed the DoP and the accompanying Code of Conduct for International Election Observers, and are active in the area of international election observation.