EODS trains potential future DCOs for EU EOMs

EODS trains potential future DCOs for EU EOMs

A training for the position of Deputy Chief Observer (DCO) in European Union Election Observation Missions (EU EOMs) was organised by EODS from 6 to 9 June 2023.

The course, held at the EODS Brussels office, was attended by 8 participants with extensive experience as Core Team members, coming from different EU member states, including, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal.

During the four-day activity, participants were introduced to topics relevant to the work of a DCO in an EU EOM, with a focus on the role and responsibilities, leadership and managerial skills, communication and media relations, drafting EU EOM reports and recommendations, team dynamics and interpersonal skills.

The course was ably facilitated by experienced trainers, as well as relevant officials from the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), European External Action Service (EEAS), and the European Parliament, in addition to EODS staff and an external consultant on team dynamics.