Montenegro

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) engages the State Electoral Commission of Montenegro through its “Regional Election Administration and Political Process Strengthening” (REAPPS) program. REAPPS seeks to develop and strengthen democratic leadership skills among election officials and civil society and increase government oversight, political participation and institutional and public resilience to anti-democratic foreign influences through capacity building in cybersecurity and information integrity.

IFES is also working with the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) in Montenegro to identify priority anti-corruption measures, assist in implementing reforms and monitor social media for evidence of the abuse of state resources by electoral contestants, campaign violations and problematic content, including disinformation, in the runup to the 2020 parliamentary elections.