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EIUC - April 2015 – Training for International Electoral Observers

EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers.

Deadline for applications extended until 5 April! 


Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy and actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.


The Electoral Observers training seminar 2015 will be held at the Monastery of San Nicolò on the Lido of Venice, from 13 to 18 April 2015.


The training seminar aims at introducing civilian staff to the profession of election observers and at delivering a complete theoretical and practical basic course to those willing to consider election observation as a possible professional step in their career.


With the patronage of the Italian, Spanish and Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the seminar combines lectures and interactive sessions conducted by an international panel of highly qualified faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields including representatives from the EEAS and Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

What will I learn?

The training seminar is structured with two  modules that will allow selected applicants to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, while receiving a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.

The first module (13-15 April 2015) will highlight the quantitative observation of the STOs. Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and legal standards the first module will analyse the practical life of a short term observer from the selection procedure to the end of mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of conduct.

The second module (16-18 April 2015) will introduce the participants to the long-term election observation by analysing in depth some of the aspects related to an international observation mission such as working relations, the role of the media, interviewing and reporting techniques and security in election environment.

Get Started with Registration!

Further details about the course and application procedure can be found here.


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