European Parliamentary Elections
3rd July 2009, Budapest
The IT Cooperation of EU Member Countries
on the European Parliamentary Elections
● Successful EP elections were carried out also in 2004 and 2009
(from the view of the newly joined member states)
● Further potentials to develop in the administration of electoral
processes between EMBs of the member states to exceed the
traditional means of communication
● According to our experiences, there are general and specific
communication channels that should be established prior to the
following (2014) EP elections to serve the following purposes:
è Ensuring that the EMBs of all member states are provided with well-organized
è Ensuring that the EMBs of all member states, during the preparation of the
Registers of Voters will fulfill their prescribed duties in an organized manner,
with an IT support extending to all member states, concerning the Council
Regulation no. 93/109/EC.
è For the Regulation mentioned above, during the nomination period of the
next EP elections the appropriate electoral organs shall cooperate by IT
support in the cases of candidates running outside their member countries.
● The legal, organizational and information aspects of these
tasks also shall be solved. According to necessity, common
and national regulation plans may be prepared.
● Suggested basic principle: international communication should
be carried out on a basis of community regulation or
agreement, while the adjustment to the national electoral
system should be solved by the national organs.
● How the IT & communication support should be carried out?
è The previously mentioned communication process could be performed
through a mailing and dispatcher centre.
è The e-mail service shall function with a regular structure, including the list of
organs, their representatives, contact details and forum: and as such shall
provide the data of public interest.
è The dispatcher centre carrying out the data-transfer would connect the
appropriate systems by message broker function on the basis of the EML*
è Those, who are in a lack of lack of connection to the system shall be provided
with a traceable mailbox by the dispatcher centre, or browser data entry would
be received and transferred to the recipient.
● The above-mentioned dispatcher centre could also manage the
handling of national character sets and other conversions.
● In the case of mutual understanding within all EU member
states concerning this recommendation, with the professional
contribution of ACEEEO, Hungary would be pleased to be
designated with the technical realization and operation of this
Another issue that would need stronger cooperation between the
member states, is the question of information exchange during the
preparation and realization of the EP elections. This recommendation would
raise the currently used method to a higher level of organization.
Thank you for your kind attention,
and please collect your
ideas and recommendations concerning these suggestions,
we count on your active participation in the last session of the
to discuss the future of the EP elections.