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
Social Media Analysts workshop January 2022 Upon invitation On-line
Chief Observers training February 2022 Upon invitation On-line
Press Officers training 20 - 22 April 2022 Application On-line


Social Platforms, Content Moderation and Freedom of Expression in Elections

Keynote speaker: Joan Barata

26 April 2022

(2 - 4PM CET)

Upon application On-line


Guidelines on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in electoral processes

Keynote speaker: Ardita Driza-Maurer

24 May 2022

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon application On-line
Election Analyst training 27 - 30 June 2022 Upon application In person
Legal Analyst training 4 - 7 October 2022 Upon application In person
Social Media Analyst training 18 - 21 October 2022 Upon application In person
Observers Coordinator workshop 17 - 18 November 2022 Upon invitation In person


How the EU supports democratic elections abroad?

Keynote speaker: Jean Costedoat-Miossec (DG for International Partnerships / European Commission)

23 November 2022

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon application On-line
IT experts (Service provider) 16 December 2022 Upon invitation On-line


People with Mental Disabilities: The Right and Opportunity to Vote

Keynote speaker: Prof. Oliver Lewis (University of Leeds / Doughty Street Chambers)

21 December 2022

(2 - 3:30PM CET)

Upon application On-line
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


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.

Mar 03
EODS trains experts as Political Analysts in EU EOMs

A training for the core team position of Political...

Feb 22
Registration for the Webinar on Technology, Data Protection and Elections

Webinars Short on-line gatherings that intend to ...

Feb 06
15th Annual DoP Implementation Meeting newly launched documents available online

Three new documents were launched at the 2022 Decl...