Indicative training schedule


Please note that types, subjects and calendar for the trainings organised by EODS are determined by the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) of the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS). Two types of events/courses are typically held:

  1. Trainings for Core Team members: these are beginners courses targeting eligible applicants with little or no core team experience in EU EOMs. Such trainings aim to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to work as a member of the core team in EU EOMs. Participation is upon selection after online application.
  2. Workshops: these are advanced courses targeting experienced EU EOM analysts. This type of events aims to encourage peer discussion, experience sharing, methodological updates and to increase knowledge on specific subjects pertaining to the EOM areas of analysis and assessment. Participation is upon selection after online application or upon invitation.
  3. Webinars: these are short on-line gatherings that intend to raise awareness of the EU EOM community about emerging issues and also to respond to the high level of interest in receiving more information on these areas of rapidly developing methodology. Typically, EODS Webinars will last up to 2 hours and an expert on the relevant field will be invited as keynote speaker.
Type of training Date Procedure Type
Political Analyst (PA) 28 February - 3 March 2023 Upon application In person


Technology, Data protection and Elections

Keynote speakers: Laura Lázaro / Tomaso Falchetta (Privacy International)

8 March 2023

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon registration On-line


Local Perceptions and Media Representations of Election Observation in Africa

Keynote speakers: Thomas Molony / Ronald Macdonald (Centre of African Studies / University of Edinburgh) https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/lmeo

19 April 2023

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon registration On-line
Deputy Chief Observers Training 6 - 9 June 2023 Upon application In person


Citizen Election Observation in the European Union

Keynote speakers: Armin Rabbitsch (Wahlbeobachtung / Election-Watch.eu - https://www.wahlbeobachtung.org) / Michael Lidauer

30 June 2023

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon registration On-line
Workshop on Observing Election Technology 25 July 2023 Upon invitation On-line
Data Analysts Training 19 - 22 September 2023 Upon application In person


New trends in Parallel Voting Tabulation (PVT)

Keynote speaker: Julia Brothers (National Democratic Institute / NDI

5 October 2023

(3 - 4:30PM CET)

Upon registration On-line
Media Analyst training 10 - 13 October 2023 Upon application In person
Workshop for Press Officers 21 - 22 November 2023 Upon invitation In person
Workshop for Deputy Chief Observers & Project Managers 27 - 28 November 2023 Upon invitation In person


Please also verify carefully before applying the type of training event, as well as the criteria for eligibility. You can also refer to the How to apply section for further information on the application criteria.

Dec 05
Deputy Chief Observers in EU EOMs exchange good practices and lessons learned

A total of 11 Deputy Chief Observers and 5 Project...

Nov 24
Press Officers look at emerging trends related to EU EOMs visibility

A workshop for experienced Press Officers in Europ...

Nov 23