ODIHR has developed a web-based learning course designed to assist OSCE participating States in training short-term election observers. Available free of charge and open to everyone, the course can be accessed at www.stoelearning.org. The course consists of four modules that cover all aspects of the work of short-term observers, including the OSCE commitments and other international standards related to elections, the principles and purpose of election observation, the structure of election observation missions, the day-to-day activities of the short-term observer and the Code of Conduct for observers. Participants take a short quiz at the end of each module and receive a certificate after completing the course. The aim of the course is to enhance the professionalism of election observers and further improve the quality of election observation, while contributing to greater transparency and understanding of ODIHR’s election observation methodology. E-Learning Course for Short-Term Election Observers
Education > Training for International Electoral Observers - Programme - EIUC The aim of the course is to deepen the theoretical and practical expertise on election observation missions, in providing participants with practical skills which will be an asset in case of further applications as international observers. The course will introduce the students to election observation starting with introductory remarks followed by lectures in plenum on the history of electoral observation, international legal standards, observation methodology and missions functioning. Work groups, case studies and simulations will actively engage the participants who will look closely into all different steps of an electoral observation mission, from the exploratory phase to selection procedures through its internal functioning, the relations with national authorities, including the electoral management bodies, the local stakeholders and the political actors involved into the electoral cycle and security issues.
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