As an independent institution reporting to the National Assembly of Québec, the Directeur général des élections du Québec plays an active role internationally by sharing his electoral expertise with countries and international organizations devoted to the promotion of democracy and the well-being of individuals.
In so doing, the Directeur général des élections du Québec wants to contribute to the development of knowledge and the strengthening of electoral systems. He relies on the custom-tailored transfer of his expertise to support election officials in their efforts to consolidate electoral processes.
Already in 1985, the Institution was collaborating in missions at the international level and was hosting delegations and visitors from various countries.
You can consult the list of missions and the list of the Hosting of delegations and foreign visitors. (In French)
Study mission to the Romanian elections
From December 9 to 12, a representative of the Directeur général des élections du Québec participated in a study mission of the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF) during the December 11 parliamentary elections in Romania.
The Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania has invited the RECEF to set up a study mission of seven people to take part in its program of international visitors. In addition to Québec, the delegation was made up of representatives from Tunisia, Senegal, Guinea, Benin, Mali and Madagascar.
Training mission in Burkina Faso
From December 5 to 9, a representative of the Directeur général des élections du Québec participated as a trainer in a training mission of the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) to the 15 new members of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso.
Reception of the president of the RECEF
On November 23, 2016, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, as part of his functions as secretary general of the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF), coordinated a working meeting between the president of the RECEF, on a mission to Québec as representative of the secretary general of La Francophonie, and Canadian partners specialized in offering services and computer support in elections.