Be a national of an EU Member State or the three partner countries in EOMs: Canada, Norway and Switzerland.
Register on the EU Roster of International Election Observers. Click on the subheading Insert CV to fill in your details. All applicants for EODS trainings (core team members and long-term/short-short term observers) interested in participating in an Election Observation Mission must have to register their candidature in the Election Roster.
Check on the latest news and updates on available training events on our website.
Check your suitability for the training – do you fulfil the selection criteria, is your background suitable, are your language skills relevant? You can find information on the selection criteria for each training event in the notice on our website.
Make sure you are registered in the EU Roster and that your CV is up to date.
Apply online through our website by clicking on the relevant training during the application period. Application procedures may change for specific trainings.
You might wish to contact your Focal Point (the person in your Member State Ministry for Foreign Affairs or other body responsible for proposing candidates for Election Observation Missions to the European Commission) to let them know you are interested in taking part in a training event.
The general guidelines for Selection Criteria for EU Election Observers form an annex to the EC Communication of 2000 on International Election Observation. You can read the whole Communication here.