When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 09:30 - Saturday, October 14, 2017 13:00
Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
The Seminar will be a part of wider effort to give CDPP young members and YCD leadership an advanced training on election campaign management. The workshop will focus on the best national and international practices of campaign management and how to face challenges that may arise on a polling day inside and outside of a polling station.
It will be a seminar, which will mainly focus on workshop sessions on how to be as efficient as possible in managing last part of election campaign and election day activities in order to protect votes/galvanize support in strategically important districts; swiftly respond to the polling day applications/complains; organize polling station/back office work. CDPP/YCD campaign management team, together with Georgian and foreign lecturers will lead the seminar and include but not be limited to the following topics:
- International experience of election campaign management
- Manifesto and campaign management
- Last touches of election campaign
- Election day rules for candidates, observers, parties and third parties;
- Voting procedures, Dos and Don’ts
- Inside and outside of the polling station;
- Reacting to irregularities/applications/complaints
By the end of the event, CDPP/YCD candidates/observers/activates will have had a better knowledge of the best national and international practices of election campaign management and will have been better prepared for a polling day.
Saturday, 14 October
09:30– 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:00 Manifesto and campaign management
Mr Giorgi Taktakishvili – YCD Leader
Mr Giorgi Papelishvili – YCD General Secretary
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Brake
11:30 - 11:45 Vice President of ECPM Mr Giorgi Rukhadze
11:45 – 13:00 International experience of election campaign management
Guest speaker from SGP Netherlands:
Mr. Jacques Bazen;
Mr. Ewart Bosma
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Election day rules for candidates, observers, parties and third parties
Mr. Giorgi Targamadze - former MP and Parliamentary Minority Leader
15:30 – 16:45 Last touches of election campaign
Mrs. Khatuna Lagazidze - security Expert from Georgian Institute for European Values
16:45 – 17:00 Coffee Brake
17:00 – 18:00 Reqruiting new members and making Christians more active in Politics
Mr. Giorgi Taktakishvili – YCD Leader
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner
ECPM Workshop on Election Campaign Management
YCD Georgia together with the ECPM and SGP, organized a one day workshop on Election Campaign Management on 14 Oct, 2017. The conference was attended by party members of YCD from Tbilisi and different regions of Georgia.
The conference was opened by YCD Leaders: Giorgi Taktakishvili and Giorgi Papelishvili. Topic of their workshop was “Manifesto and campaign management” Panel discussions were followed by Q and A sessions.
The Second panel of the conference was devoted to sharing an international experience on election campaign management. It was opened by ECPM Vice President George Rukhadze. Special guest speakers were Mr. Jacques Bazen, representing the SGP party and Mr. Ewart Bosma of the SGP party.
Panel discussions were followed by an active and lively Q and A sessions, panel speakers and the audience comparing Dutch and Georgian elections management experience and practices.
After lunch, during the third panel of the day, Mr. Giorgi Targamadze, former CDPP leader, MP and Parliamentary Minority Leader and Mrs. Khatuna Lagazidze, former SPM national campaign manager joined the workshop and discussion. The training session focused on election day rules for candidates, observers, parties, third parties.
The last workshop of the conference, which was moderated by YCD leader Giorgi Taktakisvhili, was devoted to state of Christian politics in Europe. The discussion focused on challenges and opportunities of Christian politics in the countries of Eastern and Western Europe.
The workshop was followed by a traditional Georgian dinner, which gave an excellent networking opportunity to the speakers and attendees and a worm and friendly informal atmosphere to continue the discussion.