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at the Presidential Elections in


DEADLINE: 29th of September 2019 at 23.59 CET

WHEN: The first round of elections is set to be on the 10th of November, which means that the program will most likely be from the 6th to the 11th, with the 5th being the arrival date and 11th being the departure date. You will receive more specific information on the program, and the confirmed dates after the applications are sorted through.

The political situation in Romania have in the last years been marked by strong anti-corruption protests and political instability. The incumbent center-right president Klaus Iohannis has used his platform to support protestors and criticize the government. This November Iohannis will attempt to secure his second term, while the governing Social Democratic Party has appointed the Romanian Prime Minister, Viorica Dăncilă, as the party’s candidate. Join Silba’s team as a participant to get observe and get involved in Romania’s presidential election on the year that marks the 30-year-anniversary of the country’s bloody revolution and communist fall.

By joining you:

  • Strengthen your CV 

  • Get the opportunity to establish new international networks

  • Exchange views with like-minded youth

  • Join a dynamic team

  • Get a great experience! 

We expect that you:

  • Are between 18 and 35 years old

  • Are a member of Silba. You can become a member by clicking "become a member" at the top of the page.. 

  • Are available from: dates to be announced

  • You must pass the free OSCE E-Learning course “Comprehensive Course for OSCE/ODIHR Observers” before the EOM begins. You need only to focus on the short-term observation part of the course. If you have completed the course during the last year, it is not a necessity that you complete it again. The course can be found here.

  • It is not a requirement that you have previous experience in monitoring elections. However, knowledge of the country or region is highly valued.

The participation fee for this EOM is 250 euros. This covers accommodation, food and other expenses during the program. In addition, you will have to pay for your travel expenses (including eventual visa costs).

We would like to note that all our activities are non-profit, which means all the money will go to covering the cost for you as a participant!

NB: Silba reserves the right to cancel the EOM in case of safety issues at any time. Silba's safety assesment is based on open-source information and the Danish foreign ministry's travel advice. Silba will not send observers to unsafe areas.