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Money in Politics in the Era of Globalization and Digitalization - Money in Politics Regional Conference 2024

02 July 2024 - 03 July 2024
Chisinau, Moldova
Money is an essential resource for politics and voter outreach. However, if not effectively regulated, it can compromise the integrity of political processes and democracies. Effective state regulation of funding of political parties and election campaigns (commonly known as political finance) and their implementation are vital for promoting the integrity, transparency, and accountability of democratic systems of government.

During 2-3 July 2024 International IDEA, in partnership with the Central Election Commission of Moldova and other leading electoral assistance providers, will co-host the 2024 Regional Eastern Europe Conference on Money in Politics. This year’s theme - Money in Politics in the Era of Globalization and Digitalization will focus the attention of the conference participants on assessing how the modern political finance regulatory frameworks cope with increasing digitalization and globalization and what new approaches are required so that the defenses against political corruption can remain effective.

The conference will take place in Chisinau, Moldova on 2-3 July 2024 at the Palace of the Republic (Palatul Republicii) and will be webstreamed. 

Recent regional trends in the region show an exponential rise in the role of the internet and online platforms in political and election campaigns and an increase in attempts at foreign influence. This trend towards increasing digitalization and globalization poses a significant challenge to political finance regulators, political actors, and democracy watchdogs. Furthermore, the rapid use of artificial intelligence continues to complicate this already challenging situation.

The conference, the 5th in this regional series held since 2016, is hosted by the Central Election Commission of Moldova, and will bring together practitioners from the regulatory agencies, political parties, and civic watchdogs from Eastern Europe. The conference series represents a unique partnership of leading election assistance providers working in the region - the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the Council of Europe, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).

Access the AGENDA.

Watch the conferene LIVE below.

On 2 July at 10:00 CEST.

On 3 July at 13:30 CEST.

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