Become an observer

EUEOM - EU election observer walking amongst queuing people
EUEOM - EU election observer walking amongst queuing people

Information on how join an EU election observation mission, including the criteria for recruitment and training requirements.

Election roster
The European Commission has developed a roster (database) which accelerates the selection of EU election observers and makes it more transparent, impartial and uniform. All candidates (core team and observers) interested in participating in an EOM have to register their candidature in the election roster.

Criteria for recruitment
This page outlines the minimum requirements each candidate must meet to become an EU election observer.

Training
Training for observers is organised by their home countries (mainly for short-term observers) and by Commission services with the support of EODS (Election Observation and Democratic Support).

 

Election roster

The European Commission has developed a database which accelerates the selection of EU election observers and makes it more transparent, impartial and (...)

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Recruitment

The minimum requirements to become an observer are described in the EU guidelines on common criteria for the selection of electoral observers [76 KB] (...)

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Training

Observing elections is part of the bedrock of a functioning democracy, which is in turn a crucial factor in sustainable development. This requires ski (...)

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