European cooperation network on elections
As part of broad efforts to protect the 2019 elections to the European Parliament, the Commission supported Member States by establishing and organising meetings of the European cooperation network on elections. This network brings together representatives of Member States’ authorities with competence in electoral matters, and allows for concrete and practical exchanges on a range of topics relevant to ensuring free and fair elections, including data protection, cyber-security, transparency and awareness raising. It also supports cooperation with other European level groups and bodies, thereby enabling mutual support and a wider and effective dissemination of relevant alerts and other information. In this way, the network has in the immediate period following its inauguration on 21 January 2019 contributed to supporting the integrity of the 2019 elections to the European Parliament. It will continue its work to address potential risks and identify solutions, and contribute to building more resilient electoral and democratic systems across the European Union.
Meeting of 25 September 2020
Meeting of 27 November 2019