Barbara Jouan Stonestreet has been working as a Senior Political Finance Expert with the French National Commission on Campaign Accounts and Political Party Financing (CNCCFP) since 2004. She obtained her university law degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She has been part of different international election missions and capacity building projects for the last 15 years with the OSCE/ODIHR, the Carter Center, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and International IDEA. She has also run several technical political finance assistance projects with a focus on the monitoring and enforcement of political finance regulations, notably for IFES, UNDP and NDI. She is a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Core Group of Experts on Political Party Regulation. She was a main drafter of the OSCE/ODIHR Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance, the writer of the ACE Focus On Campaign Finance and of the European Commission Study on Observing Political Finance in EU Election Observation Missions. She recently co-drafted the Commonwealth Compendium of Political Finance Laws and the European Parliament study on the financing of political structures in EU Member States. She regularly conducts trainings for international election observers and experts.