What is ENEMO?

ENEMO is an international organization, a network composed of 22 national election monitoring CSOs from 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including three European Union countries.

ENEMO was formed in 2001 and was an informal network for 17 years before it was formally registered in Montenegro on 11 April 2018, and grew from an informal network of non-governmental organizations to a formal one. Over the years, the network continued developing and evolving and has been especially progressing in recent years.

ENEMO registered in Montenegro is the only ENEMO ever registered with the actual Constitutional Protocol. It is functioning fully in accordance with its Constitutional Protocol and the national legal system of Montenegro.

ENEMO observation missions use international benchmarks and standards for democratic elections and the host country's legal framework to assess the electoral process. ENEMO is capable of deploying missions of various scale in accordance with a proven and reliable methodology. ENEMO and all of its member organizations have endorsed the 2005 Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Declaration of Global Principles for Non-partisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations. Each ENEMO observer signs the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers.

ENEMO aims to improve electoral processes in the region, and promote the exchange of experiences and best practices in the field of election monitoring within ENEMO member organizations. The organization strives to boost transparency along with respect for fundamental freedoms, promoting human and political rights, and enhancing governments' accountability.

Structure and governance of ENEMO