Founded in 2017, IFSSE is a non-profit, non-partisan, international, non-governmental organisation, dedicated to the monitoring of elections across the globe, protected by European Convention.
IFSSE is proudly partnered with stabilisation.eu, an award-winning small charity, that provides pro bono safety, security, and risk consultancy to civil society organisations and charities worldwide.
The Executive Director of IFSSE is James Michael Wilson, a Certified Election Observation Management Professional, and a highly experienced election observation expert.
In 2017, immediately following the release of the Guidelines for Public Security Providers in Elections by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), IFSSE was launched as a unique initiative to observe elections across the OSCE region explicitly in the context of the implementation of the guidelines.
IFSSE was the first organisation to develop a comprehensive observation methodology and practice, based on OSCE best practice and guidelines, to monitor full-spectrum security provision through the electoral process, including public security providers, private security companies, and other non-state and/or informal security actors.
IFSSE election experts have been heavily involved in election observation and electoral assistance missions across the globe, including over 15 separate election operations with OSCE field operations, OSCE ODIHR, European Union, and other missions, including:
Ukraine, Presidential Elections 2019, ODIHR.
Turkey, Parliamentary and Presidential Elections 2018, ODIHR.
Kosovo, Local and Mayoral Elections 2017 second round, EU.
FYR Macedonia (North Macedonia), Local Elections 2017 second round, ODIHR.
Kosovo, Local and Mayoral Elections 2017 first round, EU.
FYR Macedonia (North Macedonia), Local Elections 2017 first round, ODIHR.
Kosovo, Collection of votes operation for Serbian Parliamentary Elections for eligible voters in Kosovo 2016, OSCE.
Ukraine, Local Elections 2015, ODIHR.
Kosovo, Gračanica/Graçanicë Municipal By-election 2015, OSCE.
Kosovo, Serbian Bosniak National Minority Council (NMC) Elections 2014, OSCE.
Kosovo, Assembly of Kosovo Central Elections 2014, OSCE.
If you are interested in having an expert from IFSSE as an officially accredited observer, particularly for the monitoring of the compliance with the guidelines regarding security service providers, then please contact us directly at email@example.com