On December 11, 2015 the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) organized in Bratislava the conference on transparency of the election campaign in local elections in Slovakia. Conference is the output of the project Transparency of Local Government Elections in Central and Eastern Europe, which IVO implements since mid-2014 in co-operation with the Institute of Public Affairs (Warsaw) and Transparency International Slovenia (Ljubljana) with support of the European Union and other donors (US Embassy in Bratislava, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Taipei Representative Office in Bratislava).
At conference the new IVO publication Municipal elections 2014: Financing of campaign in elections of mayors of regional centers of Slovakia was presented.
In the first panel the results of monitoring of the mayoral elections in regional centers and evaluation of the legislation regulation of campaign were presented by co-authors of the new book Grigorij Mesežnikov (IVO), Jaroslav Pilát (legal expert), Peter Kunder (Alliance Fair-Play) and Ján Bartoš (IVO), who moderated the discussion.
In the second panel on transparency of the election campaign, its current trends, problems and experiences, the discussants included Vanda Tuchyňová (civic association Against Corruption, Žilina), Ctibor Košťal (Slovak Governance Institute) and Miroslav Kollár (independent candidate, mayor of Hlohovec city). Discussion was moderated by Grigorij Mesežnikov (IVO).
List of selected media outputs.
First panel. From the left: Jaroslav Pilát, Peter Kunder, Grigorij Mesežnikov, Ján Bartoš.
Second panel. From the left: Miroslav Kollár, Vanda Tuchyňová, Ctibor Košťál, Grigorij Mesežnikov.