The Central Election Commission in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Center for the Rule of Law in Finland (University of Helsinki) organized a three day workshop on cyber security and disinformation in elections.
The training was held based on BRIDGE methodology, with CEC staff, representatives of the media, civil society and representatives of AKCESK.
The workshop provided the fundamental notions, principles, implications and the impact of cyber security and disinformation in the integrity of elections and election results.
It also served to explore a series of cyber security threats and the values that support a good solution for addressing these threats as well as spreading of events/ information that affect the election process.
This workshop also served to certify the first two trainers in Albania for the application of international curriculum of election bodies BRIDGE. The Directors in CEC administration Mrs. Madalena Koja, who is the Head of Legal Department and Mrs. Valbona Ballgjini, Head of the Department of Electoral Subjects, Supervision, Financing and Monitoring, were certified as trainers of BRIDGE module.
With the support of International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the Council of Europe, the CEC joins over 40 different countries that apply international curriculum BRIDGE.