Application for the Online Training for Press Officers 2022

Application for the Online Training for Press Officers 2022

Brussels, 20 - 22 April 2022, (2-6PM CET)

Election Observation and Democracy Support (EODS III), a project funded by the European Commission to provide training and methodology support to EU election observation, will organise an online training for Press Officers in European Union Election Observation Missions from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 April 2022.

The training intends to provide participants with a better understanding of:

  • Role and standard tasks for the Press Officer in EU election observation missions (EU EOMs); 
  • EU methodological framework for election observation;
  • EU Data Protection Regulation (EU DPR) and its implications for EU EOM visibility and communications;
  • Approaches to visibility and audio-visual materials aimed at targeting wider audiences, particularly through social media channels; and
  • EU EOMs external communications and visibility.

The training will focus on the role of Press Officers (POs) in implementing a communications and visibility strategy during EU EOMs, including the return visit. It will also aim at introducing the broader scope of work expected from EU EOM Press Officers in the visibility and communications context. This includes the establishment of social media as a key communication channel to increase the visibility of the missions with a wider audience.

This event is designed for experts with strong media and communications skills and/or election observation background.


Training information

The agenda will be divided into three days, half a day each. The training is designed for a maximum of 8 participants from EU member States.

Applicants must fulfil the general and specific criteria determined in the application notice to be considered for the training. Please read them here.

Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria specified in this notice should directly apply online: http://www.eods.eu/application

The deadline for receiving applications is 10 April 2022 at noon (Brussels time).

Shortly after the closing of the application period candidates will be informed of their selection/non-selection by email.