EIUC – Training for International Electoral Observers – March 2014

International Electoral Observers: Call for Application

Early birds: register now for a 10% discount

We are happy to announce that EIUC training seminar for International Observers is now ready to accept candidatures.

EIUC has developed two modules of three days aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Participants will become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.

The first module (24-26 March 2014) 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 the conduct.

The second module (27-29 March 2014) 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, team-building, interviewing techniques and coordination of the STOs.

EIUC will accept candidatures for each separate module or both combined. Applicants will therefore have a possibility to choose the module which is more closely related to their interests and experience or combine the two of them for a more complete understanding of the topic.

The faculty is composed by well-known international trainers and professionals with a long standing practical experience in election observation missions within international organisations such as the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The programme is run by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation which is an international leading centre for research and education.

More information can be found at: https://www.eiuc.org/ieo/

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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.

Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field.

Interested candidates should enroll before 12 March 2014 by compiling the online application form.

For further enquiries please contact us at: training.ieo@eiuc.org