I MODULE: TRAINING SEMINAR FOR

INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL OBSERVERS
13-15 April 2015
Monday 13 April
09.00
09.30

Tuesday 14 April

Wednesday 15 April

Practical Implications of the Code of
Conduct

FREE

REGISTRATION
Florence BENOIT-ROHMER

09.30
10.00

EIUC
Monastery of San Nicolò
Riviera San Nicolò 26
I – 30126 Venice – Lido

Welcoming

09.00
10.00

Demetrio LAZAGNA

Contacts with the Media

Introductory remarks and presentation of the course and trainers

10.00
11.00

11.00
11.30
11.30
12.30

Presentation from the
European External Action Service

BREAK
Electoral Observation History: from the XIX to the XXI Century
The Purpose of Election Observation: Credibility, Transparency,
Accountability, Confidence-building, Democracy Promotion
International Legal Standards

STO: Relation with your LTO in AoR

11.00
11.30

BREAK

11.00
11.30

Safety Awareness and Responsibilities

11.30
12.30

11.30
12.30

The STO Team: Working with Driver and
Interpreter

10.00
11.00

The future of election observation in international
relations: opportunities and difficulties
BREAK
The Making of Long-Term Election Observation
Exploratory missions; mission set-up; EOM environment

12.30
13.00

Debriefing and closing

12.30
13.30

Opening Procedures
Voting Procedures
Closing and Counting Procedures

13:00
13.30

Distribution of certificates

LUNCH

13.30
14.30

LUNCH

13.30
14.30

LUNCH

The role of national Ministries of Foreign Affairs: the role of national
focal points in the selection of observers

14.30
15.30

STO: Observing and reporting tools

15.30
16.30

Polling station set up, simulation of Short
Term Observation

16.30
17.00

Brainstorming

12.30
13.30

Declaration of Principles for International Electoral Observation

13.30
14.30
14.30
15.30
15.30
16.30

10.00
11.00

The Core Team, with specific reference to EU
missions: selection procedures, functioning, relations
with national authorities and EU institutions

The status of international observers

Comparative methodological analyses: EU, ODIHR, US experience
The Election Observation Mission: Structure, Functions, Phases
Areas of observation, specific countries, domestic observation

16.30
17.00

Brainstorming

17:15

Welcome aperitif