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:
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.
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.
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
Political Analyst (PA)
28 February - 3 March 2023
Technology, Data protection and Elections
Keynote speakers: Laura Lázaro / Tomaso Falchetta (Privacy International)
8 March 2023
(2 - 3:30PM CET)
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)
Deputy Chief Observers Training
6 - 9 June 2023
Citizen Election Observation in the European Union
Keynote speaker: Julia Brothers (National Democratic Institute / NDI
5 October 2023
(3 - 4:30PM CET)
Media Analyst training
10 - 13 October 2023
Workshop for Press Officers
21 - 22 November 2023
Workshop for Deputy Chief Observers & Project Managers
27 - 28 November 2023
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.