Training for UK observers for election observation missions

11 February 2022

Training for UK observers for election observation missions

Tickets for the Training for UK short term observers to election observation missions are sold out for both the sessions on 21st February. WFD is planning to launch further STO training sessions later this year.

In October 2021 Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) was appointed as the sole focal point for secondment of UK election observers to OSCE/ODIHR EOMs by the UK Government. As part of our appointment, we are committed to strengthening the services, performance and experience that we provide to Observers themselves as well as to ODIHR as the receiving organisation.

To that end WFD offers a new online Short-Term Observer (STO) training to allow as many interested observes as possible to participate. The STO training is suitable for people who have not participated in short-term election observation before or who have participated in 1-2 STO missions. 
The online training will take place from Monday the 21st of February 2022 to Friday the 25th of February 2022 for 90 minutes each day. On the completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. To accommodate different working patterns and allow for as many people to choose to participate WFD will offer two identical courses of 5x90 minute sessions. As the courses are identical you will only need to sign up for one course.
Monday the 21st – Friday the 25th from 08:30-10:00 UK time
Monday the 21st – Friday the 25th from 16:00-17:30 UK time
Please sign up only for one course
WFD will engage international and well-reputed trainers and conduct the trainings will be in collaboration with ODIHR. 

The fee for the trainings is £20 which can be paid via the Eventbrite page. Following the registration  for one of the training times on the Eventbrite page you will be taken to the payment side. After a successful payment process the system will send you the zoom link for the training.

You will only receive one Zoom link, this will give you access to all 5 training sessions in your allocated time slot. 

Step 1: Click on the Eventbrite link provided in the email.
Step 2: Click on ‘Select a time’ from the right-hand side tab.
Step 3: Choose your preference from the two options available
Step 4: Please click the checkout tab given at the bottom of the page.
Step 5: Fill in the contact information required including, first name, Surname and email address where the link to join the training session will be emailed.
Step 6: Please select one out of two payment method options:
Step 7: Provide the first name, Surname and email address for the ticket holder.
Step 8: Click on ‘Place Order’ to confirm
Step 9: The tickets will be sent to the provided email address.
Step 10: When it comes to accessing the training you will need to click the link in the email then sign in to Eventbrite. This will then direct you immediately to the Zoom.

Three days prior to the training you will receive an email with a link to pre-reading documents:

  • Agenda of the training
  • Declaration of principles for international election observation
  • ODIHR Code of conduct 
  • ODIHR Handbook 
  • E-Day forms: opening, voting, counting and tabulation for Moldova
  • Preliminary statement and final report for Moldova 
  • The zoom link to the STO training (same as sent by Eventbrite)

Queries related to the training will be answered via email only from: – unfortunately due to the number of requests we are unable to respond to applicants via telephone