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Find out more about the OSCE
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world’s largest regional security organisation
The OSCE began with the signature of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975
The OSCE has 57 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America
Ireland was a founder member of the OSCE and sees it as a vital element of European security.
All decisions within the OSCE are made on the basis of consensus
EU cooperation with the OSCE and its role within the organisation
Nationals of the 57 OSCE participating states are eligible to apply to the OSCE
The ODIHR carries out election observation in OSCE participating States