History of ERIS and the impact they had across the world

Recent Project Carried Out by ERIS

  • Tunisia 2011 - €1.6m electoral assistance project with the country's election commission, funded by the European Commission
  • Tanzania 2011 - US $1.48m project to train party activists in election procedures and working with the media, funded by UN Development Programme
  • Sudan 2010 - US $250,000 project working with Sudanese NGOs to monitor and document election-related violence up to, during and after the April elections, funded by UNDP and DFID via the Carter Centre
  • Zimbabwe 2009 - US $250,000 regeneration of the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN)'s citizen observer network, funded by UNDEF
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2008 - €0.58m electoral education and information campaign, funded by the European Commission
  • Needs II 2005 - €1.77m provision of Network of Europeans for Electoral and Democracy Support, funded by the European Commission
  • Liberia 2005 - €1.53m elections programme with civil society, funded by European Commission
  • Ethiopia 2005 - €1.42m, Electoral Support Programme with NEBE (Election Commission), funded by the European Commission
  • Uganda 2005 - Management of US $22m multi-donor ‘Deepening Democracy Programme’

History of ERIS

ERIS (electoral reform international services) provided assistance and advice through partnerships with those involved in building democracy. During the years that ERIS worked across the world, they created a reputation through a number of beneficial projects;

Citizen Scrutiny of Parliament – they promoted the ‘Parliamentary Scorecard' as a way of communicating information on MPs’ activities
Media in Conflict Environments – they prepared training courses for journalists in conflict environments
Disadvantaged Groups – they co-operated with in-country partners to help those in under-represented and disadvantaged groups to participate in the political process e.g. women, ethnic and religious minorities, young people and people with disabilities, amongst others

The Team

ERIS were supported by a network of more than 800 expert consultants. Working with both staff and board members, the ERIS network of experts provided advice and assistance on all stages of the electoral and the wider democratic process.

The ERIS database includes election administrators, civil society activists, former parliamentarians and local councillors, party organisers, academics, lawyers, statisticians, logisticians, journalists and information specialists.

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