The Global Campus of Human Rights has developed a course aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed to 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 training will take place in Venice, at the Global Campus of Human Rights Headquarters, from 25 to 29 November 2019.
The training is organised with the patronage of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Czech Republic and Spain.
Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and legal standards, the course will analyse the practical life of a short term observer from the selection procedure to the end of the mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of conduct. The methodology will combine frontal lecturers in plenary, working groups as well as role plays, discussions and simulation exercises. Participants will also be introduced 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.
Registration deadline: 21 October 2019, early bird until 12 September with 10% discount.
The course is 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.