Training Course on Electoral Technical Assistance

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May 6, 2022 to May 8, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning

One of the available tools at the disposal of the International Community to support democratic institutions and inclusive elections in partner countries is the Electoral Technical Assistance. Such support goes beyond Election Day, and it concretely shapes into the reform in the medium and long-term run promoting democratic values and enhancing beneficiary institutions' accountabilitytransparency, and efficiency.

With this newly designed training on electoral technical assistance, the Global Campus of Human Rights aims at channelling its vast expertise in the field of election observation, towards a more direct operational and technical assistance endeavour, providing a practical understanding of the technical assistance cycle through the professional expertise of its trainers.


  • debates with experts and representatives of sending authorities
  • exchanges and networking with peers
  • small class size to increase interaction and communication between instructors and participants
  • role plays and case studies recreating specific country situations
  • availability of experts and lecturers to provide feedback and answer individual questions

The training is coordinated by Demetrio Lazagna and tutored by election experts Eric des PallièresElisa La GalaMaria Teresa Mauro and Ronan Mc Dermott, whose pluriannual experience in this field will guide participants throughout the various sessions.

Course dates: 6 – 8 May 2022

Application deadline: 20 April 2022

Target audience: The course is specifically aimed at training staff who already has a background on international election observation and mission functioning, but who wants to focus more on the theoretical and practical elements of electoral technical assistance, and to remain updated on the contemporary challenges to the election management.

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