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Press briefings prepared in conjunction with conferences and forums hosted by International IDEA may be found here.

Next event:

International IDEA launches Handbook on Democracy Assessment 20 March in London, UK, jointly organized by International IDEA and Charter88.

Launch Details

Wednesday 20 March from 10:30am-12:30pm

Macmillan Room, 1st floor, Portcullis House (above Westminster Tube Station, entrance on Embankment)

Chair: Dr Tony Wright MP
Professor Stuart Weir (co-author of the Handbook)
Professor Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck College)
Professor Paul Hirst (Charter88)

Places at the launch are strictly limited. To reserve a place, or find out more about the handbook contact Andrew Holden at Charter88 on 020 8880 6084/

For further information about International IDEA contact:
Mark Salter, Senior Information Officer, International IDEA
Tel: + 46 8 698 3714 email:

Notes to editors and journalists:

1. International IDEA is an inter-governmental organisation, based in Sweden, which currently has 19 member states and four associate members (International Press Institute, Parliamentarians for Global Action, the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights and Transparency International).

2. Charter88 is the only organisation in the UK campaigning for comprehensive democratic reform. Our website can be found at

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) exists to nurture, sustain and promote democracy around the world. Global in membership and scope, independent of specific national interests, and quick in its response, International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization with a unique mandate - to support the growth of genuine, sustainable democracy.

For more information about International IDEA, contact:

Mark Salter, Press Officer
International IDEA, Strömsborg, 103 34 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone +46-8-698 37 00, Fax: +46-8-20 24 22
E-mail: Website:




International IDEA
Tel: +46 8 698 3700, Fax: +46 8 20 24 22
International IDEA, Strömsborg, S-103 34 Stockholm, Sweden