Italy, Venice

Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers

when 18 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1000

Admissions to the two three-day modules (18-20 April 2016 and 21-23 April 2016) of the Training seminars for International Electoral Observers are open until 1 April 2016, early bird 4 March 2016.

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.

Course leader

Demetrio Lazagna
Faculty: it 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

Target group

The two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short term observers. EIUC will accept candidatures for each separate module or both combined.

Course aim

Module I
Dates: 18-20 April 2016
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.

Module II
Dates: 21-23 April 2016

The second module 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, interviewing techniques, media and security.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Enrolment fee for each module amounts to € 450,00 with no accommodation or € 600,00 with accommodation for 3 nights ( 18-20 April OR 21-23 April included).

Enrolment fee for both modules amounts to € 750,00 with no accommodation or € 1000,00 with accommodation for 6 nights (18-23 April included).

If you choose the option with no accommodation, the enrolment fee will include:

tuition fee
lunches on class days

If you choose the option with accommodation, the enrolment fee will include:

tuition fee
lunches on class days
accommodation in a single room in a *** hotel on the lido for 3 nights (for 1 module), 6 nights (for 2 modules)